Lear Corp. launched its Intu seating system at the CES show in Las Vegas 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 Jan. 7 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 which, uses radio-frequency sensing to read passengers' heart and respiration rates. Moreover, the system is 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 promote safer driving, said Lear.
In addition, the seats come with a number of pre-programmed modes such as sport, comfort and wellness. Users can program the seats to their preferences too. There is no need to fiddle with switches on the side of the seat to change between modes, said Lear.
John Absmeier is Lear's chief technology officer. He said: “Our new seats provide simple and intuitive solutions to optimise comfort and wellness. The microSnap showcases technology that allows passengers to individualize the in-vehicle experience.”