Volkswagen revealed a new feature of its upcoming Volkswagen ID.7 model. ErgoActive premium seats promise to improve travel comfort.
Orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and sports scientists approved the ergoActive seats, developed with the German Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR). Volkswagen claims these are its first pelvis-and-spine-activating car seats
ErgoActive seats have 10 air cushions in the backrests and two in the seat that provide pneumatic pressure point massage to relieve tension and prevent prolonged sitting. These subtle movements extend to the cervical spine, preventing tension buildup and possibly improving concentration, according to AGR consultant and German Association of Back Schools Chair Ulrich Kuhnt.
To accommodate everyone, the seats have electric 12-way and manual two-way seat depth adjustment. Your preferred seating positions can be saved in memory.
Volkswagen added dynamic air conditioning to the seats, allowing separate control for the cushion and backrest. Measurement of seat-passenger contact zone temperature and moisture allows individual heating and ventilation to create the best climate for each user. Seats use less power than the cabin, which fits electric vehicles’ energy-efficient philosophy.
The seats are controlled by side controls and the infotainment system display. The second row has three seat cushions and backrest heating settings controlled by centre console buttons.
ergoActive seats Price
The optional Interior Package Plus includes ergoActive premium seats, priced at $4,780 in Europe. This package includes a 700-Watt Harman Kardon sound system with 14 high-end loudspeakers, a front centre speaker, a luggage compartment subwoofer, and 30 colours of background lighting.