Ford 3D Seats Will Charge Your Phone!


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Ford is introducing a new way of producing better car seat upholstery with the help of 3D knitting, a cutting edge technique that allows seamless seat covers and infinite personalization.
The production technique is usually found on running shoes, clothing and furniture, and opens new possibilities for automotive applications. Ford wants to let customers to design their own seats, letting them add bespoke touches like pockets or padding, as well as use more breathable materials for the summer.
3D knitting also enables them to use textiles capable of built-in connectivity in car seats, including controls for the doors and windows, integrated heating and sensors to monitor the driver’s health, as well as wireless phone charging.

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