May 18 - 20, 2020 | Detroit, MI

Presentations

Planning Outside the Box: Realizing Opportunities Coming Out of Crowdsourcing Seating Design

Planning Outside the Box: Realizing Opportunities Coming Out of Crowdsourcing Seating Design

David Neal, Director of Design, Local Motors, presents on:

  • Developing holistic HMI automotive seating
  • Establishing benchmarks for wellness parameters in the biometric sensing system
  • Replacing metal parts with plastic to increase light-weighting
Preparing for an Unpredictable Autonomous Future: Developing Responsive Strategies for Seating

Preparing for an Unpredictable Autonomous Future: Developing Responsive Strategies for Seating

David Cole, Chair Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), presents on:

  • What will change with automotive seating as our transportation systems shift to semi- and fully autonomous vehicles, and mobility?
  • Rethinking seating utility as we redesign auto interiors to meet a new set of consumer wants and needs
  • Ensuring safety in the new auto seating environment
Customized High Performance Seat Ventilation with Lower Cost and Development Effort

Customized High Performance Seat Ventilation with Lower Cost and Development Effort

Mark Hill, Managing Director, ebmpapst Inc. Automotive and Drives Business Unit, presents on:

  • The increasingly compact design of car seats places complex requirements on climate management
  • With active seat ventilation, sweaty driving is a thing of the past
  • Ready for e-mobility: Reducing of costs, constructed space, weight and power consumption
Safety Always Matters: How the Need for Occupant Protection Will Influence Interior Design with Increasing Vehicle Automation

Safety Always Matters: How the Need for Occupant Protection Will Influence Interior Design with Increasing Vehicle Automation

Dr. Matt Reed, Head of Biosciences Group, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan, presents on:

  • Role of FMVSS and changes in the regulatory landscape
  • Effects of ride-hailing and ride-sharing use cases
  • Incorporating the needs of children and people with disabilities
Developing Driverless Seating with Passenger Priority Seating Design

Developing Driverless Seating with Passenger Priority Seating Design

Patrick Davis, Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company, presents on:

  • What types of new technology can we add to automotive seating to change perceptions of seating as a static utilitarian automotive component?
  • Getting creative with the future of auto seating design
  • Integrating interior systems with auto seating
Case Study: Envisioning the Future Architecture of Seating

Case Study: Envisioning the Future Architecture of Seating

Paul Snyder, Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies, presents on:

  • How are new designers planning for seating in new interiors for autonomous vehicles?
  • Meeting the seating challenges posed by OEMs
  • Brainstorming advanced ideas for full systems integration
REALITY CHECK: General-Purpose Avs Will Remain A Technology Of The Future For A Long Time

REALITY CHECK: General-Purpose Avs Will Remain A Technology Of The Future For A Long Time

  • Review of the regulatory environment for road vehicles
  • Implications of safety requirements for vehicle interiors
  • Overview of current research on alternative postures
  • Exploration of actual use cases for AVs along with phase-in timelines

Dr. Matt Reed, UMTRI, University of Michigan