18 - 21 February, 2019
Intercontinental Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Conference Day 1

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOR NEXT-GENERATION SEATS

8:15 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome coffee



Dr. Klaus Philipp, Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development at Toyota Boshoku

Dr. Klaus Philipp

Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development
Toyota Boshoku

9:15 am - 9:45 am Innovations for the next seat levels

Seat architecture for  future driving modes
Biomechanics influences
How to achieve a lighter seat
Meinhard Behrens, Acquisition Director at Faurecia Autositze GmbH, Germany

Meinhard Behrens

Acquisition Director
Faurecia Autositze GmbH, Germany

9:45 am - 10:30 am Knowledge Networking

Identify your group whilst networking with your peers and rotate through exhibitors to discover new solutions and strengthen your relationship within the industry.

10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment break & networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Snap and microSNAP to set new standards in urban mobility

• Redefining urban mobility
• Creating space
• Mobility merges with immobility
• Disrupting tradition
Frank M. Rinderknecht, CEO at Rinspeed AG

Frank M. Rinderknecht

CEO
Rinspeed AG

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Development of a predictive technology for seat emotion based on sitting body pressure

The present study proposed a predictive technology for seat hugging feels using sitting body pressure on virtual environment. To develop a seat hugging feel prediction system, a five-step ergonomic research was conducted: S1. feasibility study, S2. hugging quantification, S3. hugging experiment, S4. hugging analysis,
and S5. hugging evaluation system development. Pressure appearance ratio (PAE) and pressure appearance unevenness (PAUE) of mid-back and side were found significant (adj. R2 = 73%) on seat hugging feels. A statistical equation for quantifying hugging feels was developed and embedded into a seat emotion prediction system. The proposed system can contribute to efficient and quantitative seat development.
Dr. Klaus Philipp, Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development at Toyota Boshoku

Dr. Klaus Philipp

Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development
Toyota Boshoku

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Application of iStream® Technology to Lightweight Automotive Seating

In keeping with their lightweighting philosophy, Gordon Murray Design have applied their iStream® technology to lightweight automotive seating. As part of an Innovate UK programme, Gordon Murray Design have designed, built and tested a 4-way adjustable seat that weighs in at less than 12kg. This has been achieved through the use of composite materials in the seat base and back elements, and a reduction in the number of components required for manufacture. Combined with a low cost tooling route, the technology allows for bespoke seat designs in low to high volumes at costs comparable to conventional seats.
The company is already looking to transfer the technology into the rail, mass transport and aerospace sectors.
Andy Smith, Director R&D at Gordon Murray Design

Andy Smith

Director R&D
Gordon Murray Design

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Get inspired by diverse ideas - Master students present innovations developed together with companies

Improving comfort of autonomous vehicle seats with soft robotics technology
Alice Baso, TU-Delft and BMW

An interior proposal for future shared autonomous cars within urban cities
Reyber Turgut, TU-Delft andMartur

Most comfortable seat positions in order to communicate with the other passengers
IolandaFiorillo, TU-Delft, University of Salerno and BMW

Ideal aircraft seat pan for economy class seats using spring-foam technology
SagarDangal, TU-Delft

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshment break & networking

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop A - Textile 4.0: Reduce weight, improve comfort, and be more sustainable

The future of automotive is disrupting the seating industry. How shall the supply chain adapt and the supplier partnership evolve?
The importance of development plan and manufacturing processes to remain first to market. How to bring innovation to the market?
Andreas Maashoff, Director of Industrial Design & Craftsmanship at Adient, Germany

Andreas Maashoff

Director of Industrial Design & Craftsmanship
Adient, Germany

Peter Setterberg, Technical Specialist at Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

Peter Setterberg

Technical Specialist
Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Development of a predictive technology for seat emotion based on sitting body pressure

Dr. Baekhee Lee, Senior REsearch Engineer, Body & Trim Development Team at Hyundai Motor Company

Dr. Baekhee Lee

Senior REsearch Engineer, Body & Trim Development Team
Hyundai Motor Company

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Next stages of automotive and autonomous seats

• The convergence of user experiences between autonomous automobiles and aviation is increasingly recognized. The risk of being overtaken by parallel industries who seem to have a better understanding remains.
• Whilst many of us can imaging how this can impact on level 5 autonomy, what are the steps we can take towards this within nearer term vehicles. We present learnings from the aviation sector, both from a design and materials perspective.
John Tighe, Design Director at JPA Design, UK

John Tighe

Design Director
JPA Design, UK

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Creating magic in the interiors for the next generation of autonomous driving cars

Marc van Soolingen, Global Design Director Seating at Faurecia

Marc van Soolingen

Global Design Director Seating
Faurecia

Dr. Klaus Philipp, Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development at Toyota Boshoku

Dr. Klaus Philipp

Manager Prototype & Technology Center, Manager of Advanced Development
Toyota Boshoku

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Casual Evening Event