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Heated Seats Default to Off

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Description

There should be an option to set the heated seats in the OFF position when the car awakes. It wastes precious range to heat an unoccupied passenger seat. If in Drive and no passenger is present, the seat heater would also go off.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

We’re not aware of any vendor that offers this feature.

Status

Unknown.



Category: Tags: entered 5-Apr-2013
Bill
1,394

3 Comments

maybe couble it to the cabin temp, and the seat sensor

and add an auto setting, that when the car is cold put it on max and when the car heat up lower it
Power consumption in heated seats is usually nothing compared to the cabin heater, and I doubt it will me measurable on your driving length.

I do however agree that an option to have them off by default (possibly by sensor for seatbelt switching off if no passenger present) would be a good idea.

I would also like to be able to set "summer mode" that removes the buttons from the bottom menu (but still be able to turn on using cold weather page on the car settings), to prevent jokers in the passenger seat from turning on the heater in the summer time. ;-)
cra
1,903
Could I still use the passenger heater to keep the pizza warm?