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Future Ford Vehicles May Get Automatic Heated, Cooled Seats

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for automatic heated and cooled seats that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on May 4th, 2021, published on April 25th, 2023, and assigned serial number 11634005.

Ford Patent Automatic Heated Cooled Seats

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed multiple patents aiming to reinvent the heating and cooling of vehicle seats in recent months, including one that utilizes liquid cooling, along with another outlining an idea for adaptive ventilation. Now, this new filing keeps that trend going by presenting us with an idea for automatic heated and cooled seats that could be used in future Ford vehicles in some capacity.

Ford Patent Automatic Heated Cooled Seats

While heated and cooled seats are nothing new in the automotive world, users typically have to activate those systems manually by pressing a button and selecting the desired temperature, but this patent seeks to automate that process in more ways than one. In fact, it goes so far as to use a predictive activation model capable of reading current conditions, as well as leaning on user preferences to determine the seat temperature they might desire at any given time.

Ford Patent Automatic Heated Cooled Seats

For example, depending on the ambient temperature inside and outside of the vehicle, the user could set their own personal preferences in terms of seat-based heating and cooling, and the system would automatically activate those features when needed, using those parameters as a guide. As one might imagine, users would still retain the ability to turn the heated and cooled seat functions on or off manually, but this would eliminate those extra steps – and add a bit more convenience to one’s daily drive in the process.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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