Heated seats are a standard feature on many vehicles today. They provide the driver and passengers with a pleasantly warm seat at all times, even in winter. The desired temperature is usually set in several levels. This can be activated by power control or by precise temperature setting, depending on the configuration installed. There is also the option of adjusting the temperature in the seat cushion and backrest areas according to personal perception of the temperature in each area.
Heated seats are used increasingly in conjunction with climate controlled ventilation, which removes any condensing moisture from the seat. As with the heated seats controls, there are also several power levels for the ventilators in the seat cushion and the backrest. An especially comfortable additional option is active cooling by means of Peltier elements. With this option, the air flowing into the seat is cooled in advance to below the temperature of the vehicle interior.