The front-end “grille” on the Cadillac Lyriq EV not only sets the styling theme for the car, it also incorporates a number of sensors into one part. Volker Plehn, the Global Smart Panels & Electricals Leader at Sabic, explains how this can lead to fast styling changes at very low cost. He also points out where the same concept can be used on tailgates and roof panels, as well as for certain side glass applications.
John McElroy is an influential thought leader in the automotive industry. He is a journalist, lecturer, commentator and entrepreneur. He created “Autoline Daily,” the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis.