Magna Mezzo Panel Modernizing Face of Electric Vehicles
Magna is reimagining the face and functionality of electric vehicle front ends with its new Mezzo Panel technology. The fully integrated Mezzo Panel offers a fresh canvas for designers and an opportunity for engineers to seamlessly integrate advanced driver assistance system capabilities like radar, cameras and lighting. The Magna Mezzo Panel features hidden-until-lit lighting, meaning the surface looks clean and smooth until lighting is activated, enabling creative and innovative lighting options. There is also space for animated lighting that communicates vehicle intent and status alerts. Active aerodynamic technology can also be added to improve vehicle range while also providing a futuristic look.
Future iterations of the technology may feature sustainable materials, such as environmentally friendly plastics, coatings and films, that would further automakers’ sustainability efforts. Those materials also allow for signal transmission, enabling seamless integration of ADAS sensors.