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Future Ford Vehicles Could Get Rotating Seats

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

The patent was filed on October 13th, 2022, published on April 18th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0123874.

Ford Patent Rotating Seats

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed a bevy of patents pertaining to ideas revolving around redefining vehicle interiors over the past several months, a list that includes ideas for configurable interiors, swiveling seats, a versatile type of seating arrangement, and an automatically adjusting seat for pets, to name just a few. Now, this freshly-filed patent keeps that trend going by introducing a new type of idea for rotating seats that may one day be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Rotating Seats

The idea behind this new patent filing is, as one might imagine, quite simple – Ford envisions a future where vehicle occupants may want to have the ability to rotate their seat from a normal, forward-facing position to a rearward one. Developing a seat capable of accomplishing this task also seems to be a relatively simple exercise, involving the use of a swiveling assembly beneath the seat bottom, while Ford also proposes that users have the ability to select between the two modes, after which the seat would move accordingly – if not also manually.

Ford Patent Rotating Seats

Given the fact that people are using their vehicles for more than just driving from one place to another these days – and partaking in things like camping and even using those models as mobile offices – this kind of idea makes a lot of sense. Many conversion vans and campers already have rotating seats, meaning that one day, more than one Ford vehicle may follow suit if this patent does indeed come to fruition.

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 comprehensive 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. Dave Walsh

    Ford had rotating front seats back in 1976 in the Econoline. Driver’s seat would rotate 90 degrees and the passenger seat would rotate 180 degrees. It wasn’t an aftermarket product.

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