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Ergonomic studies combined with research on style resulting in patented systems and mechanisms that offer unparalleled safety: these are some of the seating proposals in the world of mobility, whether traditional, electric, or self-driving, with unique seats engineered and patented by Italdesign.

Ergonomics

Device to Extend a Seat Belt

Seat belt extension device

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, Safety

Keywords

Expanding Seat Belts, Passive safety, Seat Belts

Innovations/Advantages

Simple, compact and low-cost mechanism; No aesthetic impact in operating position; Simple and robust structure; Increased comfort for passengers.

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Safety

Movable Seating System

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork, Ergonomics

Keywords

Airbag, Autonomous driving, Autonomous vehicles, Belts, Safety, Seating systems

Innovations/Advantages

Occupant protection in standard and non-standard positions; Improved safety in the event of a collision; Seating rotation for autonomous driving mode; Design.

Application Field

OEMs (Mobileye, Tesla, etc.); Suppliers (ZF, Lear, etc.).

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Car Components & Bodywork

Adjustable Controls

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Ergonomics

Keywords

Adjustable mechanism, Commands, Pedals, Seats, Steering wheel

Innovations/Advantages

Control unit adjustable sideways in the Y direction and in the other two spatial directions; All drivers can find an ergonomically correct driving position; Seat adjustable using control unit with good lateral containment of the driver in any driving position; Left, right or centre driving position.

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Car Components & Bodywork

Movable component on the floor

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Electric vehicles, Ergonomics

Keywords

Autonomous driving, Movable components, Power line communication, Rails, Releasable connections, Seats

Innovations/Advantages

Positioning of components (seat, sofa, armchair, table, mini-bar, infotainment system) in any position on the floor of the driver and passenger compartment of a vehicle; The component can be removed or replaced; Motorized control of sliding movements on rails; “Power Line Communication”.

Application Field

Vehicle engineering.

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