Car seat

Car seat

Car seat is a seat used in cars. Most car seats are made from cheap but durable materials made to withstand as much beating as possible. The material for these seats is usually used for the back of the seat as well as the part where one's posterior goes.


A Child Restraint system, also commonly referred to as a child safety seat, or a car seat is a restraint which is secured to the seat of an automobile equipped with safety harnesses, or seat belts, to hold a child in the event of a crash.

Ergonomy: Lumbar support

The lumbar is the region of the spine between the diaphragm and the pelvis; it supports the most weight and is the most flexible. The adjustable lumbar mechanisms in seats allow the user to change the seat back shape in this region to make it more comfortable.

Power seats

Some car seat systems are set up with an battery-powered automatic control to adjust how the seat sits in the car.

Power adjustment

In suitably equipped cars, seats and mirrors can be adjusted using electric controls. Some vehicles let the driver(s) save the adjustments in memory for later recall, with the push of a button. Most systems allow users to store more than one set of adjustments. This allows multiple drivers to store their comfort settings, or a single driver to store several different occupant positions. Some vehicles associate memorized settings with a specifically numbered, remotely operated key fob, resetting a seat to the position associated with that fob when the vehicle is unlocked (e.g. key fob #1 sets seats to memory position #1, #2 to #2, etc.).

See also: power mirrors.

Seat Construction



Adjustments includes:

  • backrest angle
  • cushion edge
  • fore-and-aft position
  • headrest angle
  • headrest level
  • lumbar position
  • seat depth
  • seat height
  • the upper section of the seat backrest, may be tilted to the front for optimum, individual shoulder support
  • variable head support at the sides

Climate control and ventilation

Some vehicles includes the option of seat climate control (i.e. heating by seat warmers) and ventilation.

Backseats and fold-down

New car models includes fold-down seating (i.e. Toyota Corolla Spacio / Verso ), to gain transport space.

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