Innovation & Technology
ConfigurE+ Named 2019 PACE Awards Finalist
On Friday, October 12, Automotive News announced the 35 finalists for the 2019 PACE Awards, and we're excited to say that Lear is on the list. Our removable, adaptable and electrified rear seating rail system, ConfigurE+, secured a finalist position, decided upon by an independent panel of judges. The next steps include a visit to the ConfigurE+ production site in France, where the judges will travel to gain an in-depth look at Lear as an organization and especially our nominated innovation.
Lear's ConfigurE+ sets itself apart from other products in the industry by being the only electrified and fully removable adaptive rear seating rail system. Previously known as Drop & Go, ConfigurE+ is the third generation of the product and yields many possibilities for vehicle seating customization—including the potential for future use in ridesharing and autonomous vehicle settings. By simply removing the seat and dropping it onto a rail installed in a vehicle's floor, the ConfigurE+ seats can be removed and maneuvered into virtually limitless positions and layouts, including face-to-face seating for collaboration.
Posted on 10/12/2018