Milwaukee, Wisconsin/Nanterre, France -- Automated systems which measures physical dimensions via camera and pressure sensors are being developed by car seat makers Faurecia and Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls idea pivots on an automated adjustment of the head and leg rests based on the occupant’s height, which is entered into the cars on-board computer.
Once the occupant is sat, the seat moves to perfectly compliment the position of the body.
Faurecia’s design, the Oasis uses a video camera and pressure sensors to provide the perfect seat for occupants.
Faurecia’s senior industrial design and style manager for North and South America Olivier Boinais said: “For the past 10 years, we have been making an attempt to simplify the seat changes while providing comfort,”
Andreas Eppinger, Johnson Controls group vice president of technology management, said self-adjusting seats can “quickly improve motorists' comfort.”
He added: "If you have ever tried to adjust a seat with 18 controls, it keeps you pretty busy. You can sit however you want, but if you are not sitting in the perfect position, you might regret it after an hour."