Airbus invests in flexible electronic cabin technologies


Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royole Technology, a global developer of flexible displays, flexible sensors and foldable smartphones. The two companies intend to collaborate with a view to developing applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in cabin environments, and to investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation.

Airbus plans to cooperate with Royole Technology to investigate the use of flexible displays and flexible sensors in the cabin, looking into building a ‘futurized, digitalized and personalized’ cabin to further improve the cabin environment, cabin safety and energy savings.

Based in Shenzhen, ACIC is the first innovation center set up by Airbus in Asia. Its mission is to leverage local advantages, including innovative talents, partners and the eco-system, and combine this with Airbus’ expertise in aerospace to explore breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities. ACIC is now fully operational, with the official office opening ceremony due to take place in early 2019.

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