Ford's New Luxury Car Seats Adjust to Individual Bum Cheeks

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Leather interiors and copious legroom used to be the hallmarks of a luxury vehicle. But Ford is about to completely redefine what luxury means when it introduces a 30-way adjustable power seats that even lets drivers ensure that both of their bum cheeks are comfortable, even if they both require individual settings.

Originally revealed as part of a concept vehicle at the 2015 New York Auto Show earlier this year, the over-accommodating seats are apparently well on their way to production for an updated version of a Lincoln Continental. And while 30 different ways to adjust your seat sounds like wonderful overkill, the new power seats can actually help make long drives feel slightly more comfortable.

The new seats could provide some relief for those who are genuinely feeling discomfort because of pre-existing pain on one side of their bodies. And over-accommodating everyone in a vehicle is far from a new idea. Individual climate control options have existed for years, because when everyone in a car is comfortable, that long drive to your nan's feels slightly gruelling. [Ford via Cnet]