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RECARO Sport Seat Platform named Automotive Seat of 2016/2017 – Top tech products honored at Plus X Award 2016

Kaiserslautern/Bonn, Germany. It does not get better than this: The RECARO Sport Seat Platform (RSSP) from RECARO Automotive Seating, a Johnson Controls product group, was named as one of the Best Products of 2016/2017 at the awards ceremony of Plus X Award 2016 on June 23, 2016, in Bonn. Representatives of RECARO Automotive Seating were on hand to receive the prize. The Plus X Award, now in its 13th year, is one of world’s biggest innovation prizes for technology, sports and lifestyle products.

RECARO Sport Seat Platform named Automotive Seat of 2016/2017 – Top tech products honored at Plus X Award 2016

The Plus X Award jury of independent industry experts had already bestowed their seals of approval for Innovation, High Quality, Design and Ergonomics upon the RECARO Sport Seat Platform (RSSP) last February. “We’re particularly pleased that we’ve now emerged in the overall ranking as the best automotive seat of 2016/2017,” said Michael Schnoor, director of engineering at RECARO Automotive Seating, at the award ceremony. “For the RECARO team, the award is a clear signal that we chose the right priorities in concentrating on lightweight design, modularity and customization in developing the RSSP. As a division of the leading global automotive supplier Johnson Controls, we’re setting new standards with the RECARO Sport Seat Platform.”

With its ‘Best Product of the Year’ accolade, the international jury of independent experts affirmed the overall concept of the RSSP, as well as its superior quality and added value through innovation. The lightweight design of the RSSP relies not only on a separation between load-bearing structure and design shell, but also on a special mix of materials and an integration of functions: making the backrest out of carbon saves weight, while its slim design makes the RSSP particularly compact. Here is an excerpt of the jury’s testimonial: “With a new, bearing carbon structure, RECARO has designed a consistent basis for comfort seats as well as sport seats. The high-tech material makes the new seats not only lighter, but more solid than standard seats with metal structures. Around the new structure different modules define security, comfort, side protection and the individual taste of the driver, thus adapting the seat to the respective use. With the new construction, cars can be built more lightly and trendy, but keeping the same seating and room comfort, and reducing the carbon footprint.”