Seats have been an integral part of a vehicle’s interior from the very beginning. They play a key role in ensuring safety and comfort for drivers and other vehicle occupants. Although the look of automotive seats may appear to have not changed much, they have evolved over the years. Seating suppliers have added several new features in seats that contribute to increased safety and comfort for each occupant.
Seats are becoming more intelligent as automakers look beyond ensuring safety and comfort for occupants; automakers are offering new seats with sensors that can assess occupants’ health and stress levels while they are in the vehicle. As soon as these sensors detect occupant stress, they trigger countermeasures to reduce stress levels and ensure a more enjoyable onboard experience.
The new report on the Intelligent seats for tomorrow’s vehicles explains how seats will play an increasingly important role to ensure the safety, comfort, health, and wellness of all occupants (including drivers) in future connected, automated, and electric vehicles. Seats continue to be an integral part of a vehicle’s interior; they are an essential element to ensuring a safer and more comfortable journey for drivers and other vehicle occupants.
a) Report summary
2. Technology analysis
b) Seat track/recline adjustments
c) Seat lumbar
d) Seat massage
e) Memory seats
f) Seat thermal management
g) Seat's role in ensuring occupant safety
h) Rising focus on health and wellness
i) Seats for autonomous vehicles
3. Market analysis
a) Global demand
b) Regional demand
c) Growing demand for bucket seats
4. Supplier analysis
a) Key seat suppliers
g) Toyota Boshoku
h) Hyundai Transys
5. OEM analysis
b) Latest seating innovations at OEMs