*Disclaimer: List of key companies in no particular order
Latest Company Updates:
September 2023- BMW has recently disclosed its proposals for a USD18 monthly heated seats subscription after clients started at the concept of paying added to unlock present functions in their cars. This arises courtesy of Autocar's interview with Pieter Nota, BMW board member for market and sales, at the IAA Mobility conference held in Munich. Noda stated that the heated seats subscription dropped in the automaker's broader experiments with microtransactions — just not a very successful one. Nota told Autocar in a press release that the company thought that they would offer an additional service to the client by proposing the probability of initiating that later. Still, the user reception isn't that high. He further added that people sense that they paid twice – which was actually not true, but observation is reality. Thus, they stopped that recently. People first observed that BMW was seeking to lock up heated seats backside a paywall when the feature started being up in the firm's digital stores in several nations. Based on the area, a monthly subscription to heat your front seats was nearly USD18, with options to subscribe for a year (USD180), three years (USD300), or pay for "unlimited" access for USD415.
January 2023- ZF has built a heated seatbelt model for electric vehicles. The technology enables drivers to lower the energy used to heat the vehicle — particularly in combination with other contact heaters such as a seat heater.
Top listed global companies in the industry are:
- Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
- Genthern (US)
- Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway)
- Continental AG (Germany)
- II-VI Marlow Inc (US)
- Langfang Golden time Technology (China)
- Changchun SET Electronics Co. Ltd. (China)
- Guangzhou Tachibana Electronics Co. Ltd. (China)
- IG Bauerhin GmbH (Germany)
- Seat Comfort Systems, Inc (US)
- Champion Seat Systems (US), and others.