Yanfeng announced it will integrate its R&D activities in the areas of interiors, seating, electronics, safety, and exteriors into the global Yanfeng Technology unit (YFT) to accelerate the realization of its Smart Cabin vision for future automotive interiors. Based on extensive market research and future activities, the company says its Smart Cabin features functional surfaces, health and wellness features, and connectivity seamlessly integrated in all interior systems including seating, as well as exterior parts and passive safety systems.

Yanfeng established YFT with a focus on the integration of digital technology into all interior components and systems, including a smart cabin controller to orchestrate all features and functions.

"The Yanfeng Technology team is already executing projects at 13 R & D centers globally, jointly with our customers and partners to make Smart Cabin a reality very soon," said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFT.

Through its Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) division, Yanfeng also leverages a network of partners and the global innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center.

In Europe, Plug and Play´s HQ is located in Stuttgart. There, Plug and Play manages Europeans biggest mobility innovation platform Startup Autobahn, within ARENA2036, a research campus dedicated to innovation projects for mobility.