Ergonomics

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.

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

Active car seat upholstery

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, UX/HMI

Keywords

Active seats, Comfort, Deformable, Flaps, Headrest, On the move, Road type, Seats, Soft robots

Innovations/Advantages

Passenger restraint, especially under sporty driving conditions, when the lateral accelerations that the passenger experiences can reach very high levels; The flaps are confìgured to fold in the contraeteci position around the passenger, to hold him or her fìrmly to the seat, even when strong lateral acceleration would tend to cause the passenger come out of the seat profìle; Silicone-based polymeric materiai, comprising areasof varying density; Optimal lateral and/or front restraint action.

Application Field

OEMs; Suppliers.

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Ergonomics

GPS Seat adjustment

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, UX/HMI

Keywords

Comfort, Geographical positioning, Memory, Navigation route, On the move, Road type, Seats

Innovations/Advantages

Once the seat position preferences have been saved according to the type of road or driving conditions, these will be proposed based on the geographical position of the vehicle or its performance without further action by the user; Automatic seat adjustment for mountain, sea and/or city roads.

Application Field

OEMs; Suppliers.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics Lab

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Software, UX/HMI

Keywords

Benchmark, Clinic test, H-Point, Haptic Feedback, Head Mounted Display, HMI/UX, lnterior Layout, Merged Reality, Seating buck, Tracking System, Virtual Validation, VR Software & Technologies

Innovations/Advantages

Reduced development time & investment; Product and benchmark definition; Different sitting positions and layouts; Possibility to track items and body position with millimiter accuracy; lmmersive & realistic environment and user experience; Virtual ergonomic checks and clinic; Augmented convergence process; Just in time design comparison; Faster time to market; Continuous tool development and integration to interact with the virtual scene; Real time broadcasting & co-working through session sharing.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering; Design centre; Concept Lab.

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New Mobility

Motorized Personal Transporter

Technology Areas

New Mobility, Electric vehicles, Ergonomics

Keywords

Control pedal, Electric motors, Folding seat, Last mile, Personal transporter, Smart city, Transport, Trolley, Urban mobility

Innovations/Advantages

Light vehicle designed to carry one passenger that can be used by elderly people, or people with reduced mobility, or, in general, by people with no particular level of fitness or those without training; Small size (can be loaded into the trunk of a car); Towable vehicle (trolley); Support for feet and small bags; Electric movement controlled with the feet from a seated position; Option to control movement using a joystick.

Application Field

Private transport manufacturers; Last mile provider.

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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

Vehicles engineering.

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