Sustainable Mobility

Faurecia wins 2019 Pace Award for Resonance Free Pipe™ technology

Faurecia’s Resonance Free Pipe™ (RFP) has been awarded the Automotive News 2019 PACE Award. The RFP, one of 35 finalists for the industry-renowned award, was recognized for reducing weight and packaging complexity by eliminating the need for resonators.
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The RFP, which uses micro-perforated patches placed along the tailpipe to cancel resonances, offers a lightweight alternative to a resonator, and it is best-suited for pickup truck and light commercial vehicles. With its simplified design, the RFP provides 3 to 5kg of weight-savings (more than 50% of the typical tailpipe weight). By removing the resonator from the architecture of the exhaust system, the RFP also enables more flexible and compact packaging. Faurecia equips two of General Motor’s foremost pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra with this technology.


Resonance Free Pipe technology
The Resonance Free Pipe™ technology offers a lightweight alternative to a resonator thanks to micro-perforated patches placed along the tailpipe to cancel resonances.



Faurecia is proud to be honored by Automotive News for our innovative Resonance Free Pipe. As the industry works to reduce emissions, Faurecia products, like the Resonance Free Pipe, deliver industry-leading solutions to our customers to support sustainable mobility.

Hadi Awada
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President of Faurecia Clean Mobility North America

The PACE Awards, in their 25th year, are given to suppliers for game-changing product and process innovations that have succeeded in reaching the market. An independent panel of judges determines winners.

Faurecia has previously won Pace Awards for the Adaptive Valve and Cover Carving Technology.


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