AURORA, ON, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. announced today that its PureView™ seamless sliding window has been chosen as a finalist in the "product" category for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards.
The PureView seamless design conceals the vertical seams that mark the edges of conventional pickup truck sliding rear windows, creating a smooth opening when viewed from outside. The first-to-market design will debut on the 2015 Ford F-150 and sets a new trend for power sliders by reducing component needs and improving overall functionality and manufacturing efficiency.
Standard sliding rear windows typically contain three pieces of glass - left and right panes that don't move plus the sliding portion in the middle, all held together by a support structure that requires numerous components. The PureView seamless sliding window uses only two pieces of glass - the exterior surround and the sliding portion, reducing build componentry and complexity.
In addition to its streamlined looks, the window's two-piece design enables continuous uninterrupted defrost capability for the larger surrounding glass. The new design also contributes to vehicle weight savings, as the seamless power slider uses a lighter window control module.
"Magna continuously applies our innovation development process across all product areas and vehicle segments - we're always working on that next game-changing innovation," said Swamy Kotagiri, Magna Chief Technology Officer. "With the PureView seamless slider we seized the opportunity to lead the market with a desirable new design and improved functionality."
The Automotive News PACE Awards celebrate automotive suppliers' innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology. PACE Award winners will be announced at the 21st annual Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony on April 20, 2015, in Detroit, Mich.
About Magna International
We are a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 130,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website at www.magna.com.
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