The automotive industry is always surrounded by hot news with new developments, models, and features, keeping automobile enthusiasts at the edge of their seats. The companies and manufacturers are now focusing on making the seating system more advanced to provide all the passengers with more comfortable and modern seats filled with extra features and utilities. Additionally, the modular seating systems are not limited to luxury, high-end vehicles but commercial passenger cars. As commercial passenger vehicles take the largest share of automotive vehicles type, companies are adding modular seating complimenting the cars so that all consumers enjoy the benefits of the advanced automotive seating system.
Automotive seats are expanding their horizons from being a critical safety part of a vehicle to providing comfort and even luxury! In view of this, a recent research study has revealed that the Global Automotive Seats Market is set to record a 3.2% CAGR from 2023 to 28. The seat of automotive is going through its transformation, with the addition of new features, advanced technology, and more The emergence of hybrid, electric, and automatic-driving vehicles has introduced a number of new segments and features in the automotive industry.
These features include laptop stands, folding pads, airbags, inbuilt headsets or earphones for music, and sometimes even noise-canceling components. With hybrid and electric vehicles taking over the world, the automotive seating system is also eventually replacing conventional seats. Thanks to urbanization and a surge in disposable income, people are leaning more towards buying and owning their cars, especially in developing countries. Thus, as the research report predicted, the modular seating system is going to transform the industry and become the new conventional car seat.
Climate Control Feature Behind All the Attention!
Manufacturers and engineers provide individual solutions to the discomfort and complications created because of rising climate change, global warming and extreme temperature fluctuations, and more. The best example to explain climate control would be the instances that almost every passenger or driver must have experienced, that is, the discomfort and uneasiness after leaving the car or vehicle in the sun all day.
To provide a solution and comfort to the passenger, automotive seat manufacturers and designers have come up with a climate control feature that allows the drivers and passengers to supervise the temperature inside the vehicle. That is to say, if the car is warmer than the desired temperature, climate control will turn on air-conditioning and cool the temperature down, and if the vehicle is cold, it will turn off the air conditioning and utilize heat from the engine and cabin blower fan to set the temperature right.
By using favorable material, the seats control the micro-climate and provide better comfort and experience. In addition, applying properties like thermal insulation in seats and backseats allows for appropriate heat and cold streams. Thus, the seats are further explored to provide extra accommodations against the climate and temperature changes to deliver optimal comfort.
Asia-Pacific as The Automotive Hub
Asia-Pacific continues to hold its domination in the automotive industry, thanks to the presence of leading and most prominent manufacturers and market participants in the region. China is the global automotive manufacturing hub, and India surging sales of automotive are combining to create a lucrative environment for all car enthusiasts. Furthermore, the rapid development with emerging urbanization is resulting in a hike in people’s disposable income, leading to them achieving the dream of owning a personal vehicle, thus leading to more sales and developments in the automotive industry.
The dedicated research and development among the competitors to develop better features, launch them before the competitor does, and more creates a productive and remunerative opportunities for the industry. In addition, the variety of focus of manufacturers, including producing affordable alternatives, covering different issues, and more, will foster faster advancement in the modular seating sector. Some examples of such instances would be:
With hybrid and electric vehicles slowly penetrating the market, autonomous cars are not too far in the future. The vehicle would drive by itself, not requiring the full attention and control of the driver. Therefore, the seats, instead of accommodating the driver, would be more flexible and accommodate its passengers playing the role of smart seats featuring multi-media features. Seats are already modified to use for directing wire supplying power to various screens and Wi-Fi devices, with expanded polypropylene material that prevents overheating of electronic elements and ensures the protection of passengers and advanced tech features.
The industry as a whole is at its exploration and developmental stage, focusing on improving and adding bolsters of features and characteristics, adding safety, comfort, and luxury to the seating experience in automobiles.