Faurecia’s connected Massage on Demand service recognized as “best Connected Consumer Product”
Faurecia’s app-based Massage on Demand solution, one of the connected services showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, was recently recognized by the Grand Prix Stratégies as the best connected consumer product.
More than a third of people in France sleep less than 6 hours a night, far lower than the 7 to 8 hours needed, resulting in increased physical and mental fatigue. In response to this, Faurecia and Accenture developed a connected service to optimize the wellbeing of drivers and passengers, making the most of their time on board. Gathering experts in health, ergonomics, design and industry, Faurecia and Accenture have worked to reimagine the mobility experience and make travelling a comfortable, restful and even energizing experience.
The Massage on Demand app allows passengers to live a multi-sensorial experience on board, giving access to a catalogue of massage options, natural fragrances and optimal temperature control. This connected service is particularly well-suited to shared mobility users (taxis and VTC). Once installed in the vehicle, it activates the intelligent seat through the application. A massage program adapted to the length of the seat occupant’s journey then begins. Physiological experts have adapted each of the massage programs for the limited space in the cockpit. The data collected from users is then translated into personalized responses, such as adjustment of the seat position, massage programs, room temperature, and intensity setting.
This massage technology can be installed on the backrests of the majority of seat models thanks to a patented fastening system, or fully integrated in the vehicle.