Ergonomics experts and consumers say the industry is making higher-quality seats, but the increasingly short development timetables of auto makers and their focus on lowest-cost sourcing continues to undercut those gains. “It’s not hard to build a bad seat these days,” says Matthew P. Reed, associate research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. One big reason is seat makers lack the sophisticated modeling software that engineers on other vehicle ...
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