Faurecia to reveal new connected seat cover at CES

United States
Published:  20 November, 2017

The French car components manufacturer is to reveal major disruptive innovations for a personalised and safe on-board experience in the versatile, connected and predictive ‘Cockpit of the Future’, at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) taking place January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Seeking to demonstrate its role as a leading systems integrator for changing mobility needs and enhance user experience, together with the rapid expansion of its innovation ecosystem through partnerships, acquisitions and investment in start-ups, Faurecia is also to showcase digital services for health and wellness and for smarter and cleaner cities during the four-day event.

Technologies and services highlighted for ‘Smart Life on Board’ and ‘Sustainable Mobility’ during the show include a connected seat cover for driving professionals incorporating sensors for health and wellness data monitoring, and a fully integrated cockpit of the future demonstrating versatile architecture and smart systems for a safe and personalised user experience for different driving modes.

The closed loop comfort system of the connected seat cover is said to monitor occupant status and applies therapies to improve well-being.

Earlier in November, the French automotive parts manufacturer announced it signed a joint venture with pioneering Chinese electric vehicle OEM, BYD. The new company, called Shenzhen Faurecia Automotive Parts Co, aims to develop and manufacture advanced seating solutions for BYD-affiliated OEM brands. Read more here.