Southfield, Michigan – Lear launched its new Intu seating system at the CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this month.
This new auto seating system offers users comfort, safety, entertainment and wellness, and features polyurethane cushioning.
The product made its debut on 7 January in the Rinspeed microSnap. The microSnap is a concept autonomous vehicle with interchangeable seating/cargo units.
The Intu seating system features Lear's non-intrusive biosensing technology that uses radio-frequency sensing to read passengers' heart and respiration rates. The system is also designed to detect drowsiness. If the seat thinks that the driver is falling asleep, it activates corresponding seating treatments, like heat and massage, to help encourage safer driving.
In addition, the seats come with a number of pre-programmed modes such as sport, comfort and wellness. Users can also programme the seats to their individual preferences. There is no need to fiddle with switches on the side of the seat to change between modes, Lear said.
John Absmeier, Lear's chief technology officer, said: 'Our new seats provide simple and intuitive solutions to optimise comfort and wellness. The microSnap showcases technology that allows passengers to individualise the in-vehicle experience.'