Interior comfort


Recaro Sportster GT Racing Seats Review: Compare to Recaro Sportster CS

Recaro knows seats. This much is beyond dispute. The Recaro Group has several divisions that make aircraft seating, gaming seats for the e-sports and e-gaming markets, infant and child seats, and, of course, automotive seats. There’s a good chance you’ve sat in a Recaro seat at some point in your life, with or without realizing

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best 6 point racing harness review

The Best 6-Point Racing Harnesses

In recent years, 6-point harnesses have largely overtaken 5-point designs as the harness of choice in the racing community. The standard 6-point configuration includes two shoulder belts, two lap belts, and two sub belts that fit between the legs of the driver. Shoulder belts protect your head and neck and lap belts secure your pelvic

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The Best Racing Seats for Big Guys

Picking out a well-fitted and comfortable seat is a crucial step for any driver. But for larger guys and gals in the racing community, finding their ‘Goldilocks’ seat—the one that fits just right—can be an expensive and time-consuming process. By “big guys” we mean anyone who is either too tall or too broad (or both)

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porsche gt3 rs bucket seats review

New Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS Full Bucket Racing Seats Review and Guide

PORSCHE 911 GT3 BUCKET SEATS The seats of the Porsche 911 GT3 have been changing and evolving since the launch of this super sports car in May 1999, adapting to the technological, safety and performance changes that current times demand. 1999 Porsche 911 GT3, 3.6 lt engine, 360 hp / 7,200 rpm. 0-100 in 4.8

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Fraunhofer reasearch for Efficient heating for electric cars

Heating system using conductive carbon nanotubes for electric cars

Fraunhofer researchers will exhibit the demo model of an energy-efficient heating system for electric cars at the IAA: a coated film that produces a broad, radiant heat. Electric car drivers now have one more reason to love the summer, because in the winter, the vehicle’s range declines markedly due to the additional energy demanded by

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Continental Haptic Feedback Display component description

Haptic Feedback touch display by Continental

Operating touch screens requires some complex hand-eye coordination, which may temporarily distract the driver. To find the desired operating element, select it, and ensure that the intended function has really been triggered, drivers must sometimes divert their attention away from the road for several seconds, and are thus “flying blind” during this time. With its

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EVIC Combo Labels

Electric vehicle interface controller

A Human Machine Interface (HMI) is an interface which provides interaction between a human being and a machine. Human machine interfaces are applied in a wide range of applications, from interactive control panels at industrial factories to the steering wheel and control buttons found in a vehicle to operate it. HMI is an essential ingredient to effectively control and

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multifunctional smartphone terminal

Multi-Touch Gestures: Usage of Infrared Light

International automotive supplier Continental is working on intelligent infrared technology for future control designs in affordable cars. Used in ever-more electronic entertainment devices, multi-touch controls will also be enhancing modern display and control systems in the especially price-sensitive car segment. With “infrared curtains“, Continental developers are opting for an economical alternative to touch sensitive, so

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CAMISMA recliner inside

Multi-material systems in vehicle seat structures: the CAMISMA project

Johnson Controls is reducing the use of metals in vehicle seat structures by replacing them with multi-material systems in its CAMISMA (carbon-amide-metal-based interior structure using a multi-material system approach) research project. These seats are 40 percent lighter than conventionally manufactured seat structures and equally as safe.[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”center” alt=”CAMISMA seat structure” title=”A seat structure from

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OASIS Cockpit by Visteon

OASIS cockpit to secure connected services of vehicle networks

A new connected cockpit concept for vehicles developed by Visteon Corporation, designed to securely connect all aspects of the car to the driver and Cloud computing, will be featured during Electronica 2014 in Munich, Nov. 11-14, at the Visteon booth. The number of consumers wirelessly connecting their vehicles to mobile devices and Cloud services is

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2015 Renault Espace interior

Faurecia’s “one-touch” seat technology for the new Renault Espace

Faurecia is presenting its “one touch” technology at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which can be used to automatically fold down the vehicle’s rear seats. The new Renault Espace crossover, unveiled today, is the first Renault production model to feature this innovation. The result is a blend of three areas of expertise that are central to

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Nissan Smart rearview mirror in Qashqai

Nissan Motor develops a “Smart Rearview Mirror”

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., has announced the development of the Smart rearview mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions and also allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror, depending on the driver’s preference. Nissan will introduce the Smart rearview

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New Denso automotive climate control unit

Standard climate control unit developed by Denso

Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed a new automotive climate control unit that can be used for a wide variety of vehicles ranging from compact to luxury cars. Conventional climate control units are often designed and tailored to each vehicle model, but this product has a new structure which enabled to standardize components while realizing

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mechanical inserts with carbon component

New carbon composite components manufacturing process

A new process from Prodrive will make carbon composite components easier to incorporate into premium and luxury vehicle interiors. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Three cluster display modes for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

The cluster display in the 2014 Corvette Stingray can provide 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tire tread temperature display. The crisp and bright display features make this information accessible via three configurable modes that prioritize information for daily commuting, weekend canyon carving and track events. Flanked by three analog

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