AURORA, ON, – Magna International announced today that its Magna Mirrors operating unit has been selected as a 2012 Automotive News PACE Award winner for its Infinity™ rearview mirror.
“On behalf of Magna Mirrors and our product development, engineering and sales teams, we are honored to accept this 2012 PACE Award for our Infinity mirror, and we appreciate the prestigious recognition our innovative product has received,” said Frank Seguin, president of Magna Mirrors.
The Infinity mirror replaces the traditional bezel around the mirror’s perimeter with a highly polished, precision-ground glass edge. With the Infinity mirror, the driver sees and interacts only with the glass mirror and no part of the assembly extends beyond the mirror, resulting in a clean, futuristic design that automakers see as a differentiating feature. Elimination of the bezel also reduces forward obstruction by decreasing the overall mirror size by 24 percent compared to a conventional mirror, while the buttons commonly located in mirror bezels are replaced with touch-screen style buttons on the glass surface.
Magna Seating was also a finalist in this year’s PACE Awards competition for its One-Touch Stow n’ Go® seat mechanism. (Stow n’ Go is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.) This latest-generation mechanism started in 2011 Chrysler and Dodge minivans and features a unique, one-touch mechanical mechanism that — all at once — folds down the head restraint, folds the seatback, releases the floor latch, tumbles the seat forward, and translates the seat inboard to align with the floor tub for easy stowing. The mechanism provides the ease of use of a power folding seat for the mass and cost of a mechanical seat, without compromise in functionality.
The Automotive News PACE Awards celebrate automotive suppliers’ innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology. PACE Award winners were announced at the 18th annual Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony on April 23, 2012, in Detroit, Michigan.
Source: Canada Newswire / Magna