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Industry Report on the Latest Trends for Seating

Industry Report on the Latest Trends for Seating

Automotive IQ reveals in this report which innovations are needed for the seating market to meet customer expectations following the adaption of autonomous vehicles.

The Report covers:

  • Car Seat Material Fabric
  • Autonomous Vehicle Interior and Smart Seating
  • Car Seat Sensor

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Article on 2018’s TOP stories on automotive seating developments

Article on 2018’s TOP stories on automotive seating developments

From innovative designs to new connectivity functionalities, the automotive seating industry is witnessing how Mobility as a Service and Automated Vehicles are shaping the future. Automotive IQ compiled 2018’s . Read the full article.

Research paper on how to develop a predictive technology for seat emotion

Research paper on how to develop a predictive technology for seat emotion

The research study of Dr. Baekhe Lee, Minhyuk Kwak, Yeongsik Kim and Sungcheul Ahn outlines how to develop a technology which creates seat hugging feels using sitting body pressure on virtual environment. The research was conducted by quantifying hugging feel of various seat emotions and applying ergonomic evaluation technique and statistics.

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Article on Seating Textile Trends for 2019

Article on Seating Textile Trends for 2019

The sheer growth of car sharing services prompts the industry to offer materials with stainless and odourless properties. For MaaS users, a clean interior becomes essential, so which textiles will dominate the market in 2019? Read the full article.

The automotive seating industry riding into the future

The automotive seating industry riding into the future

Seating suppliers have had to face cost-down pressures and the commoditization of their product in recent years. And like suppliers in other areas of the vehicle, they’ve responded with cost-saving innovations. Download here the Automotive IQ Article.

E-Book: Automotive Seating Innovations - What is next?

E-Book: Automotive Seating Innovations - What is next?

Due to autonomous driving trends, designers and engineers will have to adjust automotive seating to improve its comfort and ergonomics, introduce sustainable fabrics, and incorporate smart seating systems. The concept of the seat will undergo significant changes as autonomous car interior will become relaxing and working space. Are you eager to learn more about the latest developments in self-driving car design? Read this exclusive eBook prepared for you by Automotive IQ experts.

The eBook focuses on:

  • The seat as a “seating experience”
  • Seating materials still playing a key role
  • Smart seats, from driver to “rider”
Automotive IQ E-Book: Rethinking Car Seat Design

Automotive IQ E-Book: Rethinking Car Seat Design

For the automotive seating, the main industry trends include car-sharing and self-driving cars. The next generations seats should learn to adjust by themselves and have robust materials to endure frequent use. What will be the impact of these trends on car seats?

AI-enabled VR and AR work extremely well with the need to rework and redesign the car seats. Virtual reality allows a vast amount of high-dimensional data, which the domain of car design typically falls into, to be visualized easily in person – in a format that is experiential, not just conceptual. Design engineers can now transform the design workflow, easily change the parameters of models, uniquely configure the seats, and visualize its impact to both the vehicles as well as its occupants. Engineers can now change seat configurations on the fly, test a large number of combinations quickly and cheaply – all without having to wait months for and spend thousands on a demo product.

Download this exclusive Automotive IQ's eBook to learn our opinion.

Automotive IQ Article: Smart Seats Revolutionizing Passenger Comfort and Safety

Automotive IQ Article: Smart Seats Revolutionizing Passenger Comfort and Safety

Car seats are changing. Gone are the days when basic cloth upholstery and manual adjustment are the accepted norm. Instead, along with rising demand for premium materials, electronic controls and greater degrees of adjustment, increasing levels of vehicle autonomy are revolutionizing the way car seats function and integrate into the cabin. But does this mean that seats are becoming smart?

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