News for Passenger Experience

Latest Stories

Improve Lidar Detection with Near Infrared Reflective Dark Automotive Paint Colors

Nov 02, 2018

Improve Lidar Detection with Near Infrared Reflective Dark Automotive Paint Colors

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Jul 10, 2018

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

iGloss Delivers that New Car Look, Longer

Jan 24, 2018

iGloss Delivers that New Car Look, Longer

Automakers can lower VOCs in vehicle's interiors with BASF

Jul 25, 2017

BASF Helps Automakers Create the New Car Smell of the Future: Odorless

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

BASF Hyundai RN30 Co-Creation Chemistry Supercharged 3

Oct 18, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The Co-Creation of the Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

Local Expertise Leads to BASF's Latest Automotive Refinish Paint

Aug 23, 2016

Local Expertise Leads to BASF's Latest Automotive Refinish Paint

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Jul 10, 2018

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

As the race to fully autonomous vehicles continues, the technology that enables this revolution poses the biggest challenges - as well as the biggest opportunities - the automotive industry has ever seen.

Read the news release
Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

By 2030 ride-hailing is expected to be a $285 billion industry, with 97 million ride-hailing trips occurring daily around the world, according to Goldman Sachs.

Read the news release
iGloss Delivers that New Car Look, Longer

Jan 24, 2018

iGloss Delivers that New Car Look, Longer

Exterior appearance plays a significant role in vehicle selection and purchase. However, over time, environmental and mechanical influences can cause scratches on the surface. Customer surveys such as J.D. Power reveal that the number and degree of those scratches is a cause for vehicle owner dissatisfaction.

Read the news release
Automakers can lower VOCs in vehicle's interiors with BASF

Jul 25, 2017

BASF Helps Automakers Create the New Car Smell of the Future: Odorless

It's exhilarating to drive off the lot in a brand new vehicle, inhaling the distinctive new car smell. In fact, the new car scent has such mass appeal that companies even sell air fresheners featuring the aroma. Yet, this well-known smell can negatively impact air quality. The odor inside vehicles is created when volatile organic compounds (VOC) are released from plastic, leather, rubber or textile interior components, which passengers may inhale while in the vehicle.

Read the news release
BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln Continental. When overhauling the system, the automaker was looking to lightweight the front row seats in this iconic luxury vehicle, making the transition from metal to plastic material without sacrificing the inclusion of best-in-class comfort features.

Read the news release
BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Can a color represent a feeling? Paul Czornij, head of design for BASF's Color Excellence Group, believes that the color blue exudes honesty, reliability and self-expression. For those reasons, he feels that blue will continue to be a prominent color influencing the future of automotive design.

Read the news release
BASF Hyundai RN30 Co-Creation Chemistry Supercharged 3

Oct 18, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The Co-Creation of the Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

BASF RN30 project coordinators - Nok-young Choi and Billy Kim - share a behind the scenes look at the creation of this chemistry supercharged, high-performance vehicle. Nok-young is a product developer in BASF's Performance Materials division and Billy is the global account leader supporting the Hyundai business.

Read the news release
Local Expertise Leads to BASF's Latest Automotive Refinish Paint

Aug 23, 2016

Local Expertise Leads to BASF's Latest Automotive Refinish Paint

Local knowledge backed by global expertise - this is one of the advantages BASF offers its coating customers. Recently, this approach led to the creation of a new brand, NORBIN®, which is a competitively-priced product offering consistent quality for automotive repair and refinishing professionals. But unlike most standard paint lines, Norbin is specifically tailored to the market where it will be sold. Through in-depth market analysis, as well as the local expertise of the team on the ground, BASF determines the right portfolio of Norbin products to roll out globally.

Read the news release