Automotive IQ recently ran an industry trends survey on automotive seating to gather information from the industry, focusing on where priorities lie regarding the use of recyclable and sustainable materials for seat manufacturing.
The overall vehicle industry is not falling behind in becoming more environmentally friendly, but how is seat manufacturing playing a part for OEMs and suppliers?
Also wanting to know more, Automotive IQ spoke to Prof. Dr. Peter Vink – Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, who will be at the Automotive Seating Innovation 2023
conference presenting a business case for reducing seat weight, focusing on materials, structure, as well as seat comfort.
This report focuses on industry opinions and trends, helping us to gauge if becoming greener is a priority for automakers, and if or how this is affecting seat luxury and comfort.