Now here is a pretty unique air conditioning system for vehicles that will not only help keep everyone else in the car nice and cool, it will also ensure the driver has an additional perk – his or her seat will also have some cool air diverted their way. Thanks to Denso, this is the first of its kind in the world where a car’s air conditioning system will be able to cool down the driver’s seat. I know, some of you out there have probably seen a variant of the idea, where a seat that has a small fan hanging out in front from where the family jewels are normally situation will spin when turned on, sucking air from around it and sending the air coursing through a collection of tiny pipes to vents under your butt as well as all over your back.
However, this is using recycled air that is already in the car, and what Denso proposes is dramatically different. Their system will divide in-vehicle space into three areas – the driver’s seat, front passenger seat and rear seats. Should the driver be the only passenger, the system will then work to send cool air only to the driver’s seat, which is also a good thing since it helps reduce power consumption by about 20% on average throughout a year. This will indirectly improve fuel efficiency without sacrificing on comfort levels.
So far, select models of the Lexus GS has benefited from this new air conditioning system from Denso.