Roof SystemsDoor ModulesMotors & ElectronicsAccess Control Systems See the road ahead Driving automotive design forward relies on choosing the right partners for the journey with prod-ucts that speak of excellence and creativity. When you first encounter the near convertible driving experience that an ArvinMeritor panoramic roof system gives, you're sensing the heritage of innovation that comes from over 100 years of vehicle roof design. Release a door secured by our patented Low Energy Release Latch and you can feel the 50: 1 reduction in effort that makes alternative handles and concept door styling into a reality. Operate a window equipped with our anti- squeeze systems and you will appreciate the know how that delivering almost fifty million window regulators and compact electric motors in a single year gives us. Experience the extra 50mm of elbow room that our Glass Motion Module gives or the 25% decrease in weight that can come from our Highly Integrated Plastic module and you will understand the significance that comes from being creators of the World's very first sealed door module. New features. Lighter products. More space. Better value. ArvinMeritor's unique portfolio of body systems products are committed to helping you see, and travel, the road ahead. www. ArvinMeritor. com
Green with envy F ar from being used just in materialistic terms, the word luxury has taken on new meaning in recent years. Now, the word luxury is increasingly used to convey the perceived quality of life that a product or service provides. In the same way the term " green" has mutated. In the 1980s, the German Eco Movement ( Grüne, Ökologie, Naturkost) was centred on sacrifice, lo- tech and reduced aesthetics. The motto was ' back to nature', in the sense of ' back to the past'. The past was imagined to be simple, clean and true. But as the environmental consideration has become more a necessity than an attitude, our world is adapting to generate products that use technology in smart ways to deliver sustainable solutions. Therefore the term green Francesca Sangalli, Mercedes- Benz Italia The concept of a car being economically friendly as well as luxurious was unheard of just a few years ago. But the future's bright - the future's green!