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System Competence for Mobility Trends: Webasto at IAA 2019

Stockdorf/Munich – September 10, 2019 – "Future Mobility Driver" – under this motto, Webasto displays its broad range of solutions for current mobility trends at this year’s IAA. In hall 8.0, booth D10, the system partner of almost all automobile manufacturers introduces innovations relating to autonomous driving, electromobility and interior comfort.

Intelligent roof system for autonomous driving
As a premiere, the world market leader for roof systems presents its Roof Sensor Module – the solution to integrate sensors and associated features into the roof system of autonomous vehicles in an aesthetic way. The ideal positioning of the sensors as well as their functionality in all weather conditions is decisive for the capture of the environment. As the highest point of the vehicle, the car roof offers the optimum conditions. Thanks to its decade long expertise, Webasto is able to implement transparent and openable roof systems with integrated sensors and high rigidity at the same time. With many years of experience in industrialization and electronics as well as its thermo expertise, Webasto takes over the management of the mechatronic roof system and works closely with automotive and component manufacturers.

Highly efficient system solutions for electromobility
This expertise is also the base for the system solutions Webasto offers for electromobility. Webasto demonstrates this with its standard battery system including vehicle interface box, roof systems and associated electric heaters as well as charging solutions. The latter has just recently been accompanied by the new, intelligent Webasto Live for private and commercial customers. The integrated network function of the charging station offers a range of additional digital features. Related services complete the Webasto full-service package.

Comfortable and exciting drives Several heaters, control units and innovative lighting and shading systems in the roof complete the portfolio for comfort and experience in the cabin. Here, Webasto not only presents its latest, digital addition to the control devices, the voice control Alexa-Skill, it also demonstrates the future viability of its proven parking heaters: The Thermo Top Evo NextGen Petrol – latest development in the range of fuel operated heaters – tolerates a wide range of gasoline blends, including bio or regenerative fuels. However, feelgood-climate in the cabin is not only reached by comfortable temperatures, also pleasant lightning significantly contributes to it. The switchable glazing from Webasto allows the incidence of light through the panorama roof to be adjusted individually. Another optional feature in Webasto roof systems is the ambient lighting. Light effects integrated into the roof element or along the guide rails enable different lighting scenarios and create a pleasant atmosphere in the dark.

Webasto rounds off the mobility trends presented at the booth with an outlook into the future: In the digital Future Car, the automobile supplier shows its innovative product concepts for the mobility of the day after tomorrow.


About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2019 the company generated sales of around 3.7 billion euros and had almost 14,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).