Faurecia invests in ESP Consulting for designing better vehicle cockpits

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 21 Dec 2018


Development of future Cockpits by Faurecia and ESP Consulting

France-based Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, invests in ESP Consulting, an innovative French lab that uses cognitive science to optimise human well-being and performance in different situations. Faurecia’s objective is to better assess the human impact of its technologies for predictive and personalised use cases inside the cockpit.

David Degrange, vice president, Cockpit of the Future, Faurecia: "Through its expertise in gathering relevant data on vehicle occupants under real conditions, ESP Consulting will give Faurecia a credible scientific platform and greater insight into human factors. This will enable us to offer innovative wellness solutions designed primarily to improve postural comfort, diminish fatigue, reduce stress and eliminate motion sickness."

 Jean-Bernard Fabre, founder and CEO of ESP Consulting: “The partnership with Faurecia will allow us to expand our laboratory and facilitate our international deployment. This strategy will involve the construction of two very high-tech spaces: the biosensor-based driving simulator, the fruit of our partnerships with racing teams and an environmental chamber, a very unique device for studying human behaviour in specific climatic situations."

Faurecia Ventures invests in up-and-coming companies that have the capacity to strengthen the Group’s innovation strategy by identifying, incubating and investing in startups with relevant technologies for its ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and ‘Sustainable Mobility’ projects.

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