A $17B/year global leader in automotive technologies, Faurecia is anticipating all the challenges of a changing industry. With the help of strategic partnerships with companies, start-ups and academia within an open innovation ecosystem, Faurecia technologies address two key aspects of mobility: the Cockpit of the Future for a safer, more comfortable, and more intuitive experience in the cockpit of the future, and Sustainable Mobility for cleaner and more environmentally-friendly transportation around the world. Owns more than 300 assembly lines in the US.
Note that this company has had good track record for working with MIT Startups. Previous opportunities has resulted in both initial meetings and selection for meeting with high-level executives.
AI/data analytics startups
Looking to apply AI for developing predictive maintenance and decision driving algorithm for process variability within Faurecia highly automatized assembly lines.
3D printing startups
Looking to improve the fabrication possibilities of polymer based interior vehicle parts (reducing costs). Potentially 3D printing startups with unique printing, camera scanning, adapting with AI, then printing next layer.
Once qualified, meeting with CTO opportunity in April / May 2019
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