Luxury vehicles come with features like heated leather seats, mini-fridges, entertainment systems, and adaptive cruise control features but a new feature will address another cultural issue - obesity. With so many adaptations and personalized features, why not cater to all sorts of body types? That is just what luxury car makers promise with this new feature as more and more luxury automakers feel the need to differentiate themselves. Technology has raised the platform to have such personalized features that add comfort and ease of use into our vehicles.
Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes have reported that they will begin implementing larger seat sizes to accommodate for customers with a larger stature and body frame. Needless to say, car companies have been expanding these seat sizes to make the driving experience more comfortable for heavier set drivers as well as proving more comfort room for everyone else. In addition, sturdier door handles will also be added. These more durable and heavy-duty door handles are installed for heavier passengers and drivers who need to lift themselves our anchor themselves out of their vehicles. Getting in and out of our cars is a process that is sometimes overlooked in the process of designing cars, and luxury cars are trying to address the issue. Comfort and ergonomic seating and door movements is now going to be a key focus in future designs.
Other car companies are in the process of installing steering columns. These will automatically rise up and at a further, more comfortable angle for those drivers with bigger mid-riff sections. These steering columns will automatically move out of the way when the engine is turned off so that heavier set customers may exit and enter in a smoother way. Other tailored features for the obese driver and passenger are still developing through many studies and surveys focusing on how obesity affects mobility and ease of movement while driving different types of vehicles.
Luxury cars are stepping up to the plate in a new challenge of satisfying their heavier customers. We can't say we're not surprised if other more affordable car manufacturers will follow suit. It's only a matter of time these features are embedded into manufacturing processes as mainstream, adding to the list of vehicles and modes of transportation that already tailor to heavier set users - obesity friendly ambulances and wider airplane seats.
Slowly, as these cars make it into the market; we will see the size of average family cars increasing by more than a foot wider in comparison to previous generations. Luxury vehicles, which promise a high quality, ergonomic driving experience have done everything to cater to the not-so-sporty consumer. Monitors that help improve visibility as you are backing up is intended especially to help obese drivers who lack the range of motion required to look directly over their shoulders while in reverse.
While shopping for car insurance quotes, it's expected for these new features to not affect your car insurance rate. If anything, your rates may increase slightly, just because luxury high-end vehicles are in general more costly to insure. Even still, it may be worth it if you are especially particular about the best and most comfortable car riding experience, which can only be enhanced with these new features that focus on ergonomics, comfort, and tailored features.