To ensure that passengers are safe in all seated positions, safety features such as airbags or the seatbelt are integrated directly into the seat. This technology called the Advanced Versatile Structure (AVS) allows occupants to drive, relax and work safely and efficiently. Smart kinematics effortlessly recline, lift, adjust and swivel the seat, and then return it smoothly and quickly back to the upright or driving position. ZF and Faurecia cooperate in a strategic partnership to develop innovative safety and interior solutions linked to different potential occupant positions.
Faurecia’s smart actuation technologies are fully integrated into the cockpit systems that provide comfort, connected services, and safety features. These cover a variety of use cases and needs and are compliant with integrated seatbelt systems and levels 3 and 4 autonomous vehicle requirements, including takeover control and back to drive. The enhanced performance and perceived quality for vehicle occupants are based on the smooth stop and start and noise reduction capabilities, as well as accurate occupant position detection and compatibility with low H points.