Project “FDPanel” – Future Door Panel

  • Project “FDPanel” (Future Door Panel)


– aims at developing a distinctive and differentiating concept for the Interior Panel of Car Doors

– integrating strongly innovative solutions in terms of intrinsic architecture (UX/UI design; IMD or IML decoration; comfort – coverings with thermal management properties; lighting – LEDs integrated only in one end of the panel and materials that transmit uniform light; visual information / alert interfaces for connectivity (V2X) and sound – MEMS speakers)

– intends to accommodate new solutions that allow reducing the weight of the Door Panel (without compromising the current CDC and ECE95 requirement) – regarding impact resistance in a crash situation; decreasing assembly time; increasing the flexibility of the assembly process (one-piece flow model)

– inserted in the framework of the Supplier’s Club and has a total investment of 5,415,019.43 euros

– co-financed by the Portugal 2020 program in an amount of 5,402,836.10 euros from the European Regional Development Fund

– three-year project (from October 2020 to June 2023)

– Simoldes Plásticos as promoter

– PSA Mangualde, Doureca, Ceiia, Centi, Citeve and INL as co-promoters

– PSA DRIA (Innovation Pole) as partner