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2018 Innovative Seating Presentation Packet

2018 Innovative Seating Presentation Packet

Includes 3 presentations from the 2017 iteration of this event:

  • Autonomous Transportation Seating by Ho-Hsuan Hsueh, Hafsa, Malik and Rob Nealy from Virginia Tech Automotive Transport Design
  • Flash Bainite and the Pathwway to DOE Phase III SBIR  by Gary Cola, CTO of the DOE, Flash Bainite Steel Process
  • ECG-Seat: The Seat That Monitors Heart Activity by Jeroen Lem, Vehicle Interior Technology, Ford Motor Company
Evaluate Systems in Order to Accommodate Soldier Seat Positioning

Evaluate Systems in Order to Accommodate Soldier Seat Positioning

  • Functions of the Interior Blast Mitigation Team within the U.S. Army
  • Safety requirements designed to protect soldiers in crash/roll and blast events
  • Use of Hybrid 3 Dummies and cross Army-wide use of new manikins
  • Exploring integrated semi-auto speeding systems to detect and adjust to solider seat position

Presentation by Gale Litrichin TARDEC Survivability Seating Engineer U.S. Army

Ford Motor Company on Seat Ergonomics and Aging Populations

Ford Motor Company on Seat Ergonomics and Aging Populations

Jeroen Lem, Vehicle Interior Technologies at Ford Motor Company, discusses best engineering practices for designs that facilitate vehicle entry and egress, design strategies that optimize the ability of older drivers to reach the instrumentation panel and see the roadway, and solutions for educating younger engineers on the physical needs and limitations of older populations.
Use of Modular Components Over Several Models to Reduce Variance and Create Cost Benefits As Well As More Flexibility

Use of Modular Components Over Several Models to Reduce Variance and Create Cost Benefits As Well As More Flexibility

Peter Thomae, Commodity Buyer at Volkswagen of America, presents on best engineering practices for incorporating the seating functions that Gen Y craves at an affordable cost without compromising safety, what should be standard equipment, and what should be optional, the impact on luxury brands: What they must do to stay competitive when luxury seating becomes a middle-market feature.
IIHS LATCH Ease-of-Use: Strategies to Improve Vehicle Ratings

IIHS LATCH Ease-of-Use: Strategies to Improve Vehicle Ratings

Jennifer Pelky, Sr. Engineer, Interior Safety and Crashworthiness, CPST at Toyota Technical Center, discusses what needs to be considered if automakers seeking to earn the IIHS’s coveted Good+ rating for child restraint installation hardware will need to comply with the Institute’s new LATCH requirements.
2017 Automotive Seating Presentation Package

2017 Automotive Seating Presentation Package

This package contains the expert presentations from Jeroen Lem, Vehicle Interior Technologies at Ford Motor Company, Peter Thomae, Commodity Buyer at Volkswagen of America and Jennifer Pelky, Sr. Engineer, Interior Safety and Crashworthiness, CPST at Toyota Technical Center.