Tesla revealed a patent for brand spanking new built-in temperature management programs for seats in its autos. The EV producer states that the current doc, revealed on March 31, 2022, is a continuation of its “Automobile Seat with Built-in Temperature-Management System” patent filed on February 21, 2019.
Within the patent, Tesla lists the numerous methods present seat temperature controls are inadequate.
“Makes an attempt to supply air air flow by means of the seat foam are sometimes inadequate to take away extra warmth and supply a snug atmosphere for the occupant. Additional, typical heating programs are cumbersome, occupy house within the seat which generally requires the seat to be thicker, and are inefficient in heating the seat as the warmth sometimes should journey by means of a number of layers and heats areas of the seat that the occupant doesn’t contact. Therefore, there’s a want for an improved temperature-control system for car seats,” Tesla wrote.
Tesla’s resolution is to create a temperature management system that pumps fluid all through a car seat.
“The temperature-control system features a base layer and an intermediate layer disposed adjoining to the bottom layer. The intermediate layer permits fluid to stream by means of it. The temperature-control system features a cowl layer disposed adjoining to the intermediate layer. The temperature-control system additionally contains not less than one heating aspect disposed between the intermediate layer and the quilt layer. The temperature-control system additional features a fluid pump to supply the stream of fluid by means of the intermediate layer,” the patent acknowledged.
In response to Tesla, its new temperature management system is made of various layers of supplies together with a fluid pump and a heating element, permitting it to actively cool and warmth seats within the car. The brand new system is predicted to lower the prices of constructing the car and reduce noise within the cabin whereas additionally utilizing the car’s energy effectively, very like Tesla’s warmth pump when it first appeared within the Mannequin Y.
Try Tesla’s patent for its car seat with built-in temperature-control system within the doc beneath.