Consumer demand drives smart car technology
The smart car is evolving. With shared mobility and autonomous vehicles on the horizon, the cabin is becoming more than a place for passengers to sit – it’s becoming an experience. We invest in resources and technologies that make the driving experience safer, more convenient and more luxurious.
Through powerful partnerships and creative collaboration, we are ready to deliver on the promises of mobility. Develop and scale your next automotive solution faster with our smart car technology.
We keep safety and functionality at the top of the list. Backlit switches, map pocket lighting, lighted cupholders and our patented lighted seat belt buckle complete the driving experience. Make cars safer with our award-winning kick-zone projector lamp and exterior lighting, including door handles, headlights and puddle lamps.
Take advantage of the powerful technologies of MCi, a Flex company. Improve safety with our patented technology that positions side mirrors for a better view. Keep pace with new driver assistance mirror technologies, such as our best-in-class side actuating cameras. With LIFT and Double Dent features, mirror actuators reduce wear and tear, while increasing stability.
Active grille shutter (AGS) actuators boost vehicle efficency. Functions like Smart Control manage muliple actuators with one box, and FailSafe, which turns off the AGS if power is lost. Control airflow to the engine for better cooling when open and fuel-sparing aerodynamics when closed.
We’re taking overhead consoles to the next level. Our solutions come with plenty of storage, plus the latest lighting, HMI and safety features. And our Intelligent Overhead Console (iOHC™) is designed to use new technologies, like in-cabin viewing, gesture recognition and biometric health monitoring.
We partnered with an emerging electric vehicle OEM on the first generation iOHC, which features driver and child recognition, and will automatically trigger child locks and security monitoring.
Media hubs and wireless charging
The connected car ecosystem requires a seamless link between a smart car and the outside world. Our media hubs are CarPlay® and Android Auto ready, enabling drivers to easily sync their devices to their car to stay connected on-the-go.
Our wireless charging platform provides a high-performance, low-heat solution that’s the thinnest in the industry. Stay connected with NFC and antenna coupling, plus support for CarPlay and Qi.
Customize vehicle interiors with our high-quality textile solutions, like carpet rolls, and floor, trunk, and cargo mats. We incorporate engaging details such as metal badging and logos, nylon and polypropylene faces, TPR and PVS backings, and serged and wrapped edge treatments. Offer drivers and passengers luxury and convenience with developments like our heated and illuminated floor mats.
Premium activity keys
Premium activity keys offer a new level of customization and support the future of car sharing. We tapped into our experience with non-automotive technologies such as integrated wireless, security, wearable and durability features to create a waterproof wristband that recognizes gestures to unlock the car or start the engine.
Display, HMI and head units
Drive a vehicle’s center stack with our top-quality display, HMI and head unit manufacturing capabilities. Achieve a complete smart vehicle solution based on our more than 10 years of experience in infotainment systems, manufacturing and testing capabilities for audio amplifiers, and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Gary Silberg, Flex-KPMG 2019
Gary Silberg of KPMG shares how customer experience and quantum computing are shaping the automotive industry.
Converging tech boosts mobility
Smart automotive solutions
Technical demos of Flex smart automotive solutions from sensors and lidars to smart actuators for active aerodynamics.