Mechatronics is a multi-disciplinary, professional engineering field that combines mechanical, electrical, control and computer engineering that is being used in different fields of production process and final products. Automotive production has seen an increased uptake in its application, especially in the field of seating where factors like improvement of ergonomics, user comfort and enhanced seating control, play an important role in determining consumer satisfaction.
Seats play a critical role in enhancing a driver’s and the passenger’s experience. With increasing travelling hours, consumers today are more conscious about maintaining the correct sitting posture while driving.
To address these consumer needs and to bring about consumer delight, the client wanted to develop a prototype system for automatic seat control. This system was envisaged to include automatic head rest adjustment, cushion extender and seat travel limiter without manual intervention. The client was looking for a partner who could take the complete onus of the research & development program. The client was aware of KPIT's capability in product development as well as domain expertise in control systems and mechanical engineering.
Hence KPIT was chosen for executing the complete system design as well as for prototyping the development for automatic seat control. Our global team of technology and management experts helped the client to design, develop and validate the automatic seat control prototype.