Seamless rear unit debuts on 2015 Ford F150 pick-up truck.
AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. has won a 2015 Automotive News PACE award for its PureView seamless sliding window.
The Aurora, Ont.-based automotive parts manufacturer said the window eliminates the vertical seams that mark the edges of conventional pickup truck sliding rear windows, which made its debut on the 2015 Ford F-150.
Standard sliding rear windows typically contain three pieces of glass – left and right panes that don’t move, plus the sliding portion in the middle, all held together by a support structure that requires numerous components. PureView uses only two pieces of glass – the exterior surround and the sliding portion, which reduces build componentry and complexity.
In addition to its streamlined looks, the window’s two-piece design enables continuous uninterrupted defrost capability for the larger surrounding glass. It contributes to vehicle weight savings, as the seamless power slider uses a lighter window control module.
The Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Awards recognize automotive suppliers’ innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology. Winners were announced at the 21st annual awards ceremony on April 20 in Detroit.
Magna International has 313 manufacturing operations 84 product development and engineering centres in 28 countries.