Automakers are developing self-adjusting seats using cameras and pressure sensors to automatically adjust the occupant’s contours. Faurecia’s Oasis seat, above.
With more than 20 controls seats in a luxury sedan, can confuse the average owner. Self-adjusting may prove very popular for expensive vehicles.
Two seat suppliers, Faurecia SA and Johnson Controls Inc., working on an automatic seat, that uses a smartphone or cabin console interface that also adjust height.
The new Mercedes-Benz S class already has a driver’s seat with automatically stiffen side bolsters, when the vehicle makes a tight turn.