Content - Rie-Bay™ Panel
Reduced weight, increased heat insulation and acoustic properties in one piece.
Rie-Bay™ is a body-mounted panel that fully or partially covers the top side of the engine bay. With its superior properties for noise insulation and absorption it reduces sound levels significantly. Rie-Bay™ combines lightweight materials in one single part, thereby decreasing assembly time. The one piece approach opens new opportunities for modern engine bay styling and new powertrain concepts.
On request, air channels for engine bay spot cooling and/or engine air intake can be integrated. Furthermore, the highly thermally insulated structure is a perfect fit for body-mounted engine encapsulation concepts, increasing heat storage and lowering CO2 emissions.
The unique benefits:
- Better acoustics: Superior noise insulation and absorption reduce sound pressure levels in the engine bay.
- Reduced weight at balanced cost: The one panel approach makes it possible to replace conventional solid plastic covers (e.g. engine top covers and other solid plastic panels) with Autoneum’s lightweight thermo-acoustic material technologies.
- Better end-user interface: The novel engine bay architecture with one module opens up new styling possibilities with new user interface possibilities.
- CO2 reduction: Improved heat storage behavior when combined with a thermal engine encapsulation approach.