Buyers of the Bentley Bentayga EWB will have the option to choose the OEM’s new rear Airline Seat Specification, which features 22-way adjustment, an auto climate sensing system and advanced postural adjustment technology.
Rear passengers will be able to select seven different temperature levels, while the auto climate seat senses a passenger’s temperature and surface humidity with an accuracy of 0.1°C every 25 milliseconds. Sensors measure and produce live data to ascertain which seat heating, cooling and ventilation levels are required for the passenger.
Bentley’s auto climate system uses existing seat heating technologies, but a new seat ventilation fan moves approximately 80% more air than its predecessor. The overall power consumption of the complete system is estimated to be 40% less than when it is manually activated by a passenger.
The Bentayga’s Airline Seat Specification postural adjustment system can also deliver a proactive anti-fatigue system. The system works by adjusting the contact pressure between body and seat through soft pneumatic activation zones. By employing a three-dimensional twist to relieve pressure points, the system can apply 177 individual pressure changes across six fully independent pressure zones over a three-hour period to keep occupants more comfortable for extended periods. Furthermore, optimized seat contact profiles and a complex seat interlayer construction work with the chassis of the car to ensure passengers are isolated from road vibrations.
The Airline Seat Specification also enables cushion and backrest bolster adjustment, cushion extension, electric headrest height adjustment and a deployable footrest on the back of the front passenger seat. The rear seat passenger on the non-driver’s side can also move the front seat forward by using a VIP mode.
In addition to the auto climate and postural adjustment, the Airline Seat features 12 silent electric motors that can perform 22-way adjustments. The seat’s motors are joined by three intelligent pneumatic valve electronic control units, and the entire seat system is controlled by a seat motion and well-being ECU.