Bentley unveils Flight Seat, a high-tech seat that measures the passenger’s temperature

Bentley unveils Flight Seat, a high-tech seat that measures the passenger’s temperature


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The year 2022 marks the expansion of the Bentayga range at Bentley. The English manufacturer is launching the Bentayga EWB, a long-wheelbase version of its luxury SUV. The model is offered with a particularly innovative option, called the Airplane Seat. It’s actually a tech-packed back seat, which can be adjusted to 22 different positions, measure its occupant’s temperature to within 0.1 degrees, or even recline up to 40 degrees.

For Bentley, this seat is “the highest ever installed in a car”. This Airplane seat works thanks to twelve electric motors and three electronic control units based on three intelligent pneumatic valves. Everything is computer controlled. The Airplane Seat can be adjusted using a touch screen integrated behind the Bentayga EWB’s armrest.

More ventilation

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In fact, this seat controls its temperature according to the choice of its occupant, who can choose seven different levels between heating and ventilation. The Airplane Seat temperature is adjusted automatically continuously, without the passenger even noticing. And if the heating system is not very new, the fan is specially designed for the occasion. “It can move 80% more air than our old system,” says Bentley, who explains that it also uses less energy.

The seat adjusts automatically

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Developed in collaboration with chiropractors, the posture adjustment system constantly makes small adjustments to ensure that the sitter is always comfortable. The goal? Reducing passenger fatigue, increasing comfort in long journeys and improving blood circulation. 177 pressure points can be changed during a three-hour flight, for example.

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The back and seat of the Airplane Seat are also reinforced, while the headrest can be adjusted electrically. The foot part can also be sent. Finally, the right rear passenger can choose to move the passenger seat forward by activating VIP mode, just to enjoy more leg room. If the comfort offered by this new type of chair is not enough.

In short

Bentley pushes the boundaries of comfort. Behind the passenger compartment of its new Bentayga EWB, the manufacturer places the Flight Seat, a high-tech seat. To increase the comfort of its occupant, this chair can analyze its temperature. He can also fix posture permanently.

Quentin Gueroult