Seats of to­mor­row

Spe­cial­is­ing in au­to­mo­tive seat­ing sys­tems, Adi­ent is look­ing at ad­dress­ing the seat­ing needs of CV man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Commercial Vehicle - - WHAT'S INSIDE - Story by: Ashish Bha­tia

Spe­cial­is­ing in au­to­mo­tive seat­ing sys­tems, Adi­ent is keen to ad­dress the needs of the CV in­dus­try.

Adi­ent has be­gun work on a new fa­cil­ity at Pune. It will be the com­pany’s tech­nol­ogy cen­tre, and com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity not very far from the new fa­cil­ity. Keen to ad­dress the seat­ing needs of CV man­u­fac­tur­ers in In­dia, Adi­ent is look­ing at the Pune tech­nol­ogy cen­tre to sup­port its fu­ture en­deav­ours, which un­der the term ‘Seats of Tom­mor­row’ point at trends like safety, elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, light weight­ing, con­nec­tiv­ity, ur­ban­i­sa­tion, shared own­er­ship and shared rides, In­ter­net of Things, smart ma­te­ri­als, au­ton­o­mous driv­ing, in­di­vid­u­al­i­sa­tion and new shapes. Ca­ter­ing to Tata Mo­tors and Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra, Adi­ent is keep­ing a close tab on the de­vel­op­ments in the CV in­dus­try in In­dia with the view of pro­vid­ing smart and in­tel­li­gent seat­ing so­lu­tions. Hav­ing iden­ti­fied ma­jor mid-term trends that are ex­pected to drive the change in the way seat­ing is per­ceived in com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, the com­pany, ac­cord­ing to Dr. Detlef Juerss, VicePres­i­dent, En­gi­neer­ing and Chief Tech­ni­cal Of­fi­cer, is look­ing at level-three au­to­ma­tion (par­tial au­to­ma­tion), au­to­mo­tive elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, fuel ef­fi­ciency, shared mo­bil­ity and cus­tomised in­te­rior so­lu­tions.

Ex­pect­ing au­ton­omy to scale up to level-five, Adi­ent is look­ing at new ser­vice and main­te­nance busi­ness mod­els to drive growth. Work­ing on in­te­grated safety seat­ing sys­tems for com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, the com­pany is also work­ing on fea­tures like heat­ing, cool­ing, con­trols, lights, and stor­age, which are preva­lent in pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles. Of­fer­ing seat­ing so­lu­tions that range from

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