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Rinspeed's flexible car presents first roof liner with coldblack
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Mar '09
The dream of a flexible, environmentally friendly car may well be within our grasp. At the Geneva Auto Salon from 5 to 15 March, 2009, the Swiss auto powerhouse Rinspeed is showing the “iChange” – the first vehicle in the world with a body that adapts in size to the passenger load. Within seconds, an aerodynamic sports car, offering space only for the driver, turns into a comfortable three-seater.

For Rinspeed CEO Frank M. Rinderknecht, the vehicle is more than just a clever concept car. “The 'iChange' is a symbol for the fundamental changes the auto industry is undergoing worldwide. We have designed and built an extremely flexible vehicle. In it, we have brought the themes of versatility and continually changing energy demands to their logical conclusions.” The result is a streamlined, lightweight, zero-emission car with dramatically reduced energy consumption.

The Rinspeed study, 'iChange', represents a revolutionary idea, combining individuality, zeitgeist, ecology and sustainability with innovative automobile design. Latest technology in the interior This new approach can also be seen in the interior.

Rinspeed has chosen high-tech wool from the Schoeller Spinning Group (a sister organization to Schoeller Textil AG), which is represented with their ”traveltex“ segment, among others things in the areas automobile, bus, rail, aviation and even space travel.

Schoeller yarn innovations are in use in seat covering, door lining, and roof liners. Spun, dyed and finished in accordance with the highest environmental standards, Schoeller wool provides a highly sophisticated feel and appearance in the 'iChange', featuring special optic appeal and pleasant haptic properties.

Furthermore, due to its special “coldblack” finish, the high-tech wool guarantees a heat and UV absorbing function in the roof liner to ensure a pleasant interior climate. Proof positive that the ecologically minded can share the stage with luxury and comfort. The Swiss Federal Ministry for Energy (Bundesamt für Energie) supports the “iChange” project as a groundbreaking research and development project.

Schoeller Technologies AG

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