Magna to supply EYERIS vision system for Grand Cherokees, Pacificas

Aurora automotive systems supplier also opening another seating plant in China.

March 10, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

Seat assembly at Magna. Photo: Magna International

Seat assembly at Magna.
Photo: Magna International

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. is supplying its new EYERIS Generation 3.0 camera system for the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

The global automotive systems supplier based in Aurora, Ont. said the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) vehicle to feature this new camera technology.

Production of the Pacifica began in February at the Windsor Assembly Plant, in Windsor, Ont. after a $3.7-billion investment.

This latest iteration of the EYERIS system improves the field of vision as well as the camera resolution. As part of a fusion system with radar in the front of the Jeep, the system performs functions related to the vehicles’ lane keeping, automatic high beam, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control features.

Magna also announced it will open a new seating manufacturing facility in Taizhou, China to supply Geely’s Volvo Car Group.

Construction is underway in the Jiju District of Taizhou and is to be completed by mid-year.
The 5,200-square-metre facility will produce complete seating systems for a small crossover utility vehicle, the first automobile to be produced from Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform.

The new facility is to create up to 90 jobs.

Taizhou is the fifth manufacturing facility for Magna Seating and the 33rd for Magna overall in China.

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