Maserati gains access to Airbus technology

Potential benefits could be realized in areas of materials, processes and systems

Published: November 30, 2014, 3:55 AM
Updated: November 23, 2021, 11:55 AM

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Don't expect it to lead to flying cars but Maserati has signed an agreement giving the automaker multi-year access to technologies from Airbus Group Innovations, the R&D hub of the Airbus Group, which includes aeronautics, space and related products and services.

The agreement allows Maserati to delve into a broad portfolio of Airbus technologies that includes manufacturing processes, production methods, metallics and composites expertise, systems integration and other know-how.

The Italian automaker, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), hopes to identify technologies that could become “game changers” when applied to its automobiles.

“Maserati is perfect for an agreement of this type, as the company is a benchmark in high-end automobiles, while having production volume that is flexible enough to implement new technologies,” said Wulf Hoeflich, head of Airbus Group Technology Licencing.