Canadian foam expert Woodbridge, promoting its foam offerings at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, says ComfortSense A-surface treatments also optimise air distribution in both active and standard seat systems.
Through engineered 'Comfort Zones' and 'Tuned Ventilation,' a network of air ducts deliver effective air distribution while maintaining comfort and support, Woodbridge says.
In active-climate seating, ComfortSense gives significantly enhanced comfort over traditional systems that typically employ a rigid, A-surface air-distribution spacer. It can be tuned to offer greater performance in other areas: faster cooling, targeted air distribution by seat zone, and lower system cost.
In conventional seat systems, ComfortSense also gives improved comfort, through better microclimate performance. This passive ventilation raises seat breathability by increased air circulation during a vehicle's normal motion.
Matt Prascius, senior product manager for seating at The Woodbridge Group states, "ComfortSense solutions are long proven to provide a cost effective approach to better seating comfort," noting how important this is today, as automakers NAIAS look to improve overall drive experience.
"This technology continues to advance, and is now being used in active climate seat designs, to improve cooling performance and comfort, while reducing system cost," Prascius added.."We're seeing significant interest in A, B and C segment vehicles and in alternative power vehicles, where any opportunity to conserve power through reducing the need to use the air conditioner is positive."