Innovative Seating Designs to Enhance
Safety, Systems and Comfort
Auto-IQ's 12th Annual Automotive Seating Summit will provide a platform for designers and engineers to discuss changes in the seating sector as automakers explore new designs to remain competitive now and new thinking around changes to the industry with the mainstreaming of autonomous vehicles, and car and ride shares. These changes will occur through cost effective materials and forward thinking designs that decrease overall weight and size while enhancing functionality.
Join us again in 2018 where we will conduct an even deeper dive into key industry trends as the automotive and mobility industries begin planning for the near and not too distant future. We will still focus on traditional issues of safety, comfort and systems, and will also discuss exciting new opportunities like innovative seating configurations as passengers who will spend less time driving and more time doing other things, interactive biosensors in fabrics, new foam technology and more.
Don't miss out on designing the next generation of seating systems that will exceed consumer expectations and meet new challenges and opportunities as transportation technologies evolve.
Highlight Program Topics
Implementing active seatbelt systems
Fusing information from seat sensors
Tackling the shortage of quality tech talent
Smart textiles for smart seats
Infotainment concepts and development
Seat ergonomics and wellness monitors
Our Expert Speakers
Principal Seat Engineer
Head of UX/UI
Director for Global Seating Design
Global Director - Foam & Comfort Engineering
CIV USARMY RDECOM TARDEC
Former Executive Director for Global Product Innovation Research & Advanced Technology
Autonomous Vehicle Alliance
Chair of Transportation Design
College for Creative Studies
Engineering Group Head - Seats and Crashworthiness
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Global Seat Comfort Engineer
Center for Automotive Research
Chief Technology Officer
U.S Department of Energy - Flash Bainite Project
Advanced Seat Innovation Supervisor & Global Seats Technical Specialist/Expert
Ford Motor Company
What participants have said about the event:
"This is the best automotive seating summit I have attended. For the quality of presentations and calibre of attendees, this remains the best conference of the year in my opinion!."
"Enjoyed talking with human factors/seat comfort experts from Ford, Hyundai, etc."
"Excellent organization, good speakers and topics"
"This is the most relevant conference I have attended on seats! Very informative!"
"The exposure to OEMs in a wide variety of seating expertise was invaluable."
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Past Attendee Snapshot
CEOs, Directors of Global Seating, and Senior Engineers representing top industry brands are already signing up to join us at the summit. Take a look at last year's attendee list and let us know if you would like to join these professionals.
The New Age of Automotive Seating
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