Novares is an automotive supplier, present worldwide, which develops complex plastic components and systems. On average, 1 in 3 vehicles produced in the world is equipped with Novares parts.
The DNA of Novares is plastic injection with high-tech parts and assemblies but also innovation.
Novares wants to enrich its products by offering new user experiences. For this, Novares relies on its innovation ecosystem which includes both startups, such as Actronika, and research organizations.
Novares and Actronika collaborate mainly on subjects that involve the sense of touch and in particular on high definition haptic feedback. On the Novacar project, which is Novares' Open Innovation laboratory, Actronika provided its expertise on the “Touch'N Feel” touch control panel, the "3D Flexview Max" screen and the "Squeeze Command" control handle.
Actronika provided the haptic technology required, in particular, the development of the architecture and the library of effects.
Haptic feedback, and more specifically high-definition haptic feedback, has been necessary since the emergence of touch controls and the multiplication of screens, as it not only enriches the user experience but also increases driving safety. It allows users to use the screens without taking their eyes off the road.