Auto Interiors: A Fusion of Atoms and Bits; The Detroit Auto Interiors Show Evolves for the New Millennium

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Detroit Auto Interiors Show

    DETROIT, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Auto Interiors Show
 has drastically evolved from the machinery and equipment showcase it was seven
 years ago to the innovative, cutting-edge exposition it has become today.
 While the event still features the latest materials and manufacturing
 technology, it now showcases innovative advancements in automotive interior
 electronics, such as telematics and voice technology, as well.
     "This year's show provides a platform for exciting new developments on the
 automotive interiors horizon," said Richard Lebovitz, Auto Interior's co-
 publisher/editor.  "We are seeing the show evolve from an event focused on
 interior manufacturing to an exciting forum featuring innovative materials,
 processes and components, including the latest electronics technology."
     The Detroit Auto Interiors Show runs May 15-17 at the Cobo Conference and
 Exposition Center in Detroit.
     From voice recognition to Internet access, the automotive interior
 industry is evolving at a blistering pace.  Since the start of The Detroit
 Auto Interiors Show, the industry has expanded its focus from fabrics and
 plastics to electronic components, safety applications and the automotive
 interior supply process itself.  Such advances in automotive interior
 technology have today's consumers climbing into vehicles to check out the
 latest gadgetry before popping the hoods.
     "We've seen dynamic innovations in automotive interiors over the last few
 years.  Voice recognition, telematics and driver distraction solutions are
 terms relatively new to the industry, yet they're already embedded in our
 automotive vernacular," said Lebovitz.
     To highlight the advancement of automotive interior technology, the
 Detroit Auto Interiors Show will feature the "Electronics Pavilion," a unique
 exhibit dedicated to the latest electronic vehicle control applications and
 intelligent transportation system technology.  The pavilion will be located on
 the show floor alongside nearly 250 exhibitors.
     Atlanta-based Auto Interiors is a publication of Bill Communications,
 Inc., the country's fastest-growing publisher of influential business
 magazines, a producer of major conferences and expositions, and owner of
 numerous Web information delivery sites on the Internet.  The company
 publishes more than 45 business publications and produces 31 leading business
 conferences, exhibitions and events from its headquarters in New York City and
 its division offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
     Bill Communications is a subsidiary of VNU-USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary
 of Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company
 that employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues of
 more than $2.8 billion.  For additional info on The Detroit Auto Interiors
 Show, visit www.autointeriorshow.com
 
 

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    DETROIT, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Auto Interiors Show
 has drastically evolved from the machinery and equipment showcase it was seven
 years ago to the innovative, cutting-edge exposition it has become today.
 While the event still features the latest materials and manufacturing
 technology, it now showcases innovative advancements in automotive interior
 electronics, such as telematics and voice technology, as well.
     "This year's show provides a platform for exciting new developments on the
 automotive interiors horizon," said Richard Lebovitz, Auto Interior's co-
 publisher/editor.  "We are seeing the show evolve from an event focused on
 interior manufacturing to an exciting forum featuring innovative materials,
 processes and components, including the latest electronics technology."
     The Detroit Auto Interiors Show runs May 15-17 at the Cobo Conference and
 Exposition Center in Detroit.
     From voice recognition to Internet access, the automotive interior
 industry is evolving at a blistering pace.  Since the start of The Detroit
 Auto Interiors Show, the industry has expanded its focus from fabrics and
 plastics to electronic components, safety applications and the automotive
 interior supply process itself.  Such advances in automotive interior
 technology have today's consumers climbing into vehicles to check out the
 latest gadgetry before popping the hoods.
     "We've seen dynamic innovations in automotive interiors over the last few
 years.  Voice recognition, telematics and driver distraction solutions are
 terms relatively new to the industry, yet they're already embedded in our
 automotive vernacular," said Lebovitz.
     To highlight the advancement of automotive interior technology, the
 Detroit Auto Interiors Show will feature the "Electronics Pavilion," a unique
 exhibit dedicated to the latest electronic vehicle control applications and
 intelligent transportation system technology.  The pavilion will be located on
 the show floor alongside nearly 250 exhibitors.
     Atlanta-based Auto Interiors is a publication of Bill Communications,
 Inc., the country's fastest-growing publisher of influential business
 magazines, a producer of major conferences and expositions, and owner of
 numerous Web information delivery sites on the Internet.  The company
 publishes more than 45 business publications and produces 31 leading business
 conferences, exhibitions and events from its headquarters in New York City and
 its division offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
     Bill Communications is a subsidiary of VNU-USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary
 of Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company
 that employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues of
 more than $2.8 billion.  For additional info on The Detroit Auto Interiors
 Show, visit www.autointeriorshow.com
 
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