Everyday car use and long journeys may be made a little more
comfortable in the future, after a car seat company in America has
teamed up with a mattress manufacturer to produce a new car
The concept, called ComfortThin, is a collaboration between
Johnson Controls and Harrison Spinks, who are looking to design a
seat using pocketed coil spring mattress technology instead of the
conventional urethane foam pads. If successful, cars from 2015
could use the technology to improve interior comfort as well as
providing environmental benefits.
Andreas Eppinger, Johnson Controls vice president of technology
management, said: "Leveraging the Harrison Spinks pocketed coil
spring mat technology allows us to offer a seating concept with an
unrivalled level of support that contours to the vehicle occupant's
body for short- and long-term comfort."
The active seating surface will adapt to passengers posture to
allow for a more comfortable ride. The new technology is comparable
to the Miracoil 7 mattresses, which is enhanced to provide targeted
support in the bedroom.
Published by Elizabeth Mewes