Concert twelve electric motors and three intelligent pneumatic valve electronic controls, both controlled by the ECU – no, we’re not talking about things under the hood. It’s about Bentley’s new Airline Seat, found in the new Bentayga EWB that offers the most technologically advanced seat ever made.
Beyond the news of the new Bentayga EWB limousine SUV coming with a gazillion ways of cabin customization, this luxury vehicle’s Airline Seat also made headlines during its launch. That’s because it comes with 22 ways of adjustment to ensure maximum comfort. The automaker details how Airline Seats work in a press release.
Controlled by ECU Seat Motion & Wellbeing masters, the Airline Seat Bentayga EWB has two key in-car technologies like never before on offer: climate adjustment and automatic posture.
Automatic climate control is the world’s first seat surface sensing system for thermal comfort. In short, it works like a typical cabin climate control, except that it’s seat-specific. Passengers can adjust the settings in seven ways, with the neutral position (0) providing optimal comfort based on trials involving different passengers and different environments.
With sensors that detect surface temperature and passenger contact humidity levels, Airline Seat climate control is accurate to 0.1 C (32 F) every 25 milliseconds.
Bentley also introduced the Posture Adjustment system in the Bentayga EWB. This goes beyond the typical seat adjustment, as well as the comfort that a chair-to-table massage system brings.
Using pneumatic activation zones, the Posture Adjustment system reduces fatigue by finely adjusting the contact pressure between the body and the seat, with movements controlled by complex algorithms. The adjustable profile can change to suit different customer shapes and forms, while the adjustable feet and footrest features allow customers to achieve a sitting posture that is individually comfortable for them for longer periods of time.
Only select markets will get the longer Bentayga, including the Bentayga EWB Azure First Edition, with customer deliveries happening towards the final three months of the year.