Johnson Controls Inc. hopes to take a big "leap" forward in passenger comfort. The interiors megasupplier announced today (Jan. 5) at the North American International Auto Show that it is partnering with Steelcase Inc., the Grand Rapids, MI, manufacturer of office furniture, to develop a new concept in automotive seating. It’s called Leap, and it’s based on an office chair that Steelcase has been producing for four years. Leap uses two patented technologies that are ...

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