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Seat Cooling (Implemented X)

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Description

Have an option for seat cooling, where cooled air is pushed through small holes in the seat cushion.  Each front seat should be individually selectable.

Would be nice to have several settings, such as auto-turn off after 3 minutes, and auto-on if the interior temperature is above a specific temperature when the vehicle first starts after unlock or access.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Many luxury cars now offer the basic feature, but most are just ventilated rather than actually cooled. For example, Lexus 2013 RX350 has heated/ventilated seats for $650 as an option. The Lexus LS460 has heated/cooled seat bundled in an package of features (so no separate cost available). To work, it does require a perforated seat material, which some users might not like.

Status

Available on the Model X.



Category: Tags: entered 30-Nov-2012
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10 Comments

In the Southwest, cooled seats would be awesome, especially if part of the mobile app.
Seems to be the same as Ventilated Seats. Should the two items be merged and votes accumulated?
Seems to be very useful in an EV b/c it's way more range-preserving (and likely even more comfortable) to cool the seats than to run the A/C full blast. Essentially the same as with seat heaters or heated steering wheel.
Ventilated Seats are a cheaper version without cooling, so for the time-being I've kept the two as separate items.

I've had cooled seats and they are nice for a few minutes, but can quickly become uncomfortable.  They seem rather difficult to regulate even when equipped with fully adjustable cooling range. It's likely less about the seat cooling technology, but how your body and cloths you're wearing react to the cooling over time.  That said, I'd still like them again, but not at a huge cost.  I also can't say I miss them much with the MS.
Perforated, cooled seats are a great amenity in all parts of the country that have a change of seasons. My last SAAB had this. I would gladly pay extra for it. DJN
My wife's Acadia has this feature at 1/2 the price.
yes please
This would be great for South Florida

 
Would love to have it in Model S as well