Advanced seat from Lear on display at CES

SOUTHFIELD — Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA), a provider of seating and electronic systems for the auto industry, announced a collaboration to integrate Lear’s Intu comfort and wellness seating system into Rinspeed AG’s newest and smallest autonomous concept vehicle, the microSNAP.

Lear’s Intu system, jointly developed by Lear seating and electronic systems engineers, is comprised of a full suite of intelligent technologies that demonstrate enhanced passenger comfort, wellness, entertainment and safety.

“At Lear, we understand how important it is to create a driving experience that dynamically adapts to the consumer,” said John Absmeier, Lear chief technology officer. “Our Intu seating technologies provide simple and intuitive solutions for optimizing comfort and wellness. The Rinspeed microSNAP will showcase technologies that will allow passengers to individualize the in-vehicle experience and provide limitless options for the future.”

BioBridge is Lear’s smart, non-intrusive biosensing technology that uses radio frequency sensing to read passengers’ heart and respiratory rates. It also detects stress and drowsiness and activates corresponding seating treatments, like heat and massage, to help prevent distractions and promote safer driving. With preset modes like sport, comfort, wellness and more, ProActive Comfort intelligent seat adjustment technology can be customized to changing preferences — all without fumbling around on the side of the seat to find switches. It is a simple, intuitive solution for optimizing passenger comfort.

Lear’s Intu seating system was featured in the world premiere of the Rinspeed microSNAP at the 2019 Las Vegas CES in the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday. It will also be on display at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7.

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