Frankfurt, Germany -- Johnson Controls will unveil its concepts for future vehicle seating at the 66th Frankfurt Autoshow next month.
The SD15 demonstrator is a simulated vehicle environment which focuses on first and second-row seating. The company said the concept was inspired by auto megatrends: autonomous driving, lightweight and the individualisation of style.
Ink jet-printed seat covers and a control console mounted directly to the seat structure are key to JCI’s innovation.
The console “moves conveniently with the occupant, instead of being fixed between the seats,” said Beda Bolzenius, president of Johnson Controls automotive experience.
The weight and space saving multi-material seats padded with highly ergonomic foam parts pave the way towards the demands of lightweight design.
In addition, the SD15 showcases the company’s new head restraint. This newest generation of slim head restraints can be combined with a tilting mechanism, said the firm.
The show will be held in Frankfurt from 17 to 27 September, 2015.