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'Performance' Car Seat Eliminates Steel
1/30/2012

Faurecia's high-tech Performance Seat with a body-conforming 'compliant shell'  is 30 percent thinner than conventional seats and weighs 20 percent less.   (Source: Faurecia)
Faurecia's high-tech Performance Seat with a body-conforming "compliant shell"
is 30 percent thinner than conventional seats and weighs 20 percent less.
(Source: Faurecia)

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TJ McDermott
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Lighter, but...
TJ McDermott   1/30/2012 9:58:37 AM
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Mass has a quality, a feel.  The lighter seats will save fuel, save manufacturing costs.  But will they feel flimsy as you sit down in them?  Will the seat back flex more?  Will the seat require replacement after a crash because the thread inserts pulled out?

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Interesting design
Jennifer Campbell   1/30/2012 9:43:50 AM
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Beth: I thought the exact same thing about the toddler car seat. I'd really like to see a photo of it in the car itself to get a better perspective. How stable is it? Seems a car seat that conforms to your body (much like a foam mattress) may not be the best choice in terms of keeping drivers alert.

Beth Stackpole
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Interesting design
Beth Stackpole   1/30/2012 6:28:39 AM
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The weight saving aspect has to have appeal, especially for manufacturers building the super small, lightweight cars we're starting to see so hit the road. Kind of a funky look to the design, however. To me, it looks like a cross between a giant toddler car seat and some of those ergonomic office chairs that are popular today.

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