German company Brose partners with Hyundai Transys to develop seats for future cars

By Lim Chang-won Posted : October 13, 2021, 17:30 Updated : October 13, 2021, 17:30

[Courtesy of Hyundai Transys]

SEOUL -- German automotive supplier Brose Fahrzeugteile partnered with Hyundai Transys, a parts-making unit of South Korea's Hyundai auto group, to develop new seats that can be used for self-driving or electric vehicles. They aim to mass-produce future car seats with new technologies in 2025.

Hyundai Transys said in a statement on October 13 that it has signed a joint development agreement with Brose to push for the development of a belt in seat (BIS) system and a mechanism specializing in autonomous driving that enables free rotation, movement, and relaxation according to various situations. They would work together to develop ultra-slim lightweight seats using new materials to increase fuel efficiency.

Hyundai Transys has introduced a variety of new technologies related to future car seats. In September, the company unveiled a pneumatic control system to implement a massage function for seats that can reduce passenger fatigue and improve the overall support performance of the body when driving for a long time.

Compared to pneumatic control systems applied to the rear of the seatback pad, Hyundai Transys' product can reduce the size of parts and noise by embedding all related parts into the seat by applying a massage function to the area where the back of passengers directly touches.
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