First unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, the
Ikanos concept interior presented applications of Johnson Controls’ interior technologies – both current and in-development.
Ikanos, a Greek word meaning “to enable,” reflected the concept interior’s theme of showcasing Johnson Controls’ products as a palette of inspirational ideas for vehicle design teams to consider.
The Ikanos concept showcased several technologies and products, including:
CrafTec interior processes – a portfolio of processes – CrafTec Multi-Color Injection, CrafTec Partial Mold-Behind and CrafTec Partial Foam-in-Place – that deliver luxuriously crafted interiors with color and material accents, while reducing cost by reducing multiple fabricating and assembly steps into a single operation. Advanced CrafTec ideas shown in Ikanos are proven by tooled parts to show production capability.
Advanced Instrument Cluster – increasingly becoming the “jewel” of any interior, state-of-the art instrument cluster technology can be inventively applied to achieve innovative lighting and information display.
Floor Rail Console – a floor rail console that expands storage when needed and moves beyond minivans and crossovers to provide storage flexibility for two and three-row SUVs.
* Content developed prior to divesture of Headliners, Sun Visors and Electronics.