Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joins Plug and Play innovation platform

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Apr 2018


To accelerate new technologies and partnership access, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined the Plug and Play Mobility ecosystem. Plug and Play is the largest global innovation platform that brings together startups, investors, and corporations. 

"Yanfeng Automotive Interiors brings a fresh perspective to our
ecosystem. They redefine how drivers interact with the inside of
their vehicles and by working with startups, they will be able to
further impact the user experience," said Saeed Amidi, founder and
CEO of Plug and Play. "We look forward to introducing them to new
technology that supports their mission." 

As a Plug and Play ecosystem member, YFAI will engage and benefit  in several ways, including proof of concept tests, pilot projects and deal flow sessions with startups. 

"This is an unprecedented time in the automotive industry. We
believe the interior is where the mobility revolution will have the
most significant impact," said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer  for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. "Working with Plug and Play and their platform partners is critical to give us further access to disruptive technology and startups globally to accelerate the pace."

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in
automotive interiors. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110  manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more  than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating.

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