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Future Ford Vehicles Could Adjust Seats For Ergonomics

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an ergonomically adjustable seat assembly that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on September 30th, 2022, published on April 4th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0109460.

Ford Patent Ergonomically Adjustable Seat Assembly

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed several patents pertaining to ways it may improve comfort levels in its future models over the past couple of years, a list that includes ideas for a fully automatic seat positioning system, a guided driver positioning system, and auto adjustable seats based on rear occupancy, to name just a few. Now, that trend continues with this latest patent filing, which outlines another, similar idea – this time, for an ergonomically adjustable seat assembly that may be used in future Ford vehicles.

Ford Patent Ergonomically Adjustable Seat Assembly

The concept of adjustable seats is certainly nothing new in the automotive world, as current vehicles allow us to make all kinds of adjustments, add lumbar support, and even store those preferences in memory. However, the system outlined in this patent goes a bit further, automating that process by using imaging systems to determine the perfect seat settings, as well as adjust the steering wheel and other features.

Ford Patent Ergonomically Adjustable Seat Assembly

A seat module controller would work in tandem with a bounding box algorithm to determine the perfect ergonomic settings for each individual, which seems like a nifty and easy way to ensure total comfort. This intelligent seat feature could also be easily turned off or overridden if so desired, but for many, it may prove to be a welcome change to the way we adjust our seats currently – and maybe even provide an improvement in terms of ergonomics, to boot.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford patent news, Ford business news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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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  1. Linda Lezotte

    Why did adjustable pedal position get deleted?

  2. Tom

    If it has an override, then it is admitting that it is just an affectation. It does not really solve a problem, but may be creating one.


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