Johnson Controls to Unveil New Interior Concepts, Battery at Auto Show


Johnson Controls next week will debut two new vehicle interior concepts — addressing urban mobility, comfort, fuel economy, and autonomous driving — during the media days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  

The Tier 1 automotive supplier, which has extensive operations in Plymouth Township, will also unveil a new battery to aid automakers in meeting new fuel efficiency and emission reduction regulations.

“We are always thinking ahead to ensure we’re offering the right solutions for vehicles that meet drivers’ expectations today and in the future,” says Beda Bolzenius, president of Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, and vice chairman of Johnson Controls Asia Pacific. “Our seating, interior, and battery solutions help advance our automaker customers’ brands as well as enhance the overall driving experience.”

In addition to the debut of the automotive seating and interior demonstrators, Bolzenius says the company will highlight automotive seating systems that achieve lighter weight, allow for customization, and improve performance through products such as protective seat coating.

The company’s 10,000-square-foot exhibit at Cobo Center in Detroit will also feature interior materials and flexible designs for door panels, instrument panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles; a selection of battery systems for conventional, start-stop, micro hybrid, hybrid, and electric vehicles; and a new lightweight, modular sport car seat platform concept for OEMs.           

For more information about the auto show, which will be open to the public from Jan. 17-25, visit The media days are on Monday and Tuesday, with the industry days following on Jan. 14-15. The Charity Preview is on Jan. 16.