Lippstadt, 3 August 2022.
Faurecia and HELLA will appear together for the first time at this year's IAA Transportation in Hanover (September 20-25, 2022) under their umbrella brand FORVIA. The trade show is the world's premier platform for the commercial vehicle industry. FORVIA, the seventh-largest automotive supplier worldwide with around 150,000 employees, will showcase its expertise and broad product range for advanced, safe, and sustainable mobility in the commercial vehicle business.
The central highlight of FORVIA's presence at the trade fair is a demo truck, in which booth visitors can experience FORVIA's innovative strength integrated into a vehicle demo: the truck model showcases around 30 lighting and electronics products from HELLA, as well as a complete hydrogen storage system from Faurecia and the world premiere of a seat platform, for a forward-looking and sustainable mobility of the future.
At the joint trade fair stand, HELLA will present a brand-new, modular full-LED rear combination lamp for 24 V trucks and trailers. The patented HELLA LED light curtain, a tail light composed of a full-LED rear combination lamp, can be customized according to carmakers’ own design specifications with printed graphic structures such as dots, stripes and shapes. HELLA will also be showing the new modular light system LEDayFlex III. The LED light features daytime running light, position light and indicator light and is equipped with innovative EdgeLight technology. In addition, HELLA will also share various electronic products, including intelligent battery sensors, rain-light sensors, and various sensors and actuators.
On the FORVIA demo truck, Faurecia is proud to demonstrate its full system capabilities in hydrogen mobility for heavy-duty applications, with a full fuel cell powertrain that includes a complete hydrogen storage system, with 80 kg of gaseous hydrogen stored, and Symbio’s 150kW fuel cell stack. Alongside this main attraction, Faurecia is showcasing its Cryogenic Hydrogen Storage solution for the first time, highlighting the innovative capabilities of the company. Leveraging the higher energy density of liquid hydrogen, Faurecia has developed a compact storage solution that can store the same quantity of hydrogen with a volume reduced by 40 percent, thus enabling an easier vehicle integration and maximizing the quantity of hydrogen on-boarded. This system is particularly well suited to intensive usage and will enable a greater range of autonomy, reaching the 1,000 km milestone. This sub-cooled liquid hydrogen storage system is co-developed with Air Liquide.
Additionally, FORVIA will present its containerized storage solution, adapted for various industrials applications, including hydrogen transportation and distribution (refueling stations). By providing these lightweight and competitive solutions to the hydrogen ecosystems, such as the Zero Emission Valley in France, the position as a key player in the hydrogen value chain and enabler of clean mobility will be reinforced.
Experience FORVIA's innovative power at IAA Transportation from September 20-25, 2022, in Hanover, Germany in Hall 12, Booth B27&31. On September 19, a press conference with Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, will also be held at the show at 14:15.