Design & Technology / Product
Intro to Cadenza technology (part 2) January 28th, 2010
Hi, everybody! Here’s part II of Cadenza’s emotional & comfortable feature story for all you (future) Cadenza owners. Let’s take a look.
Chrome garnish mood lighting and large room lamp
Young-beom Lee and Ki-hong Lee, Senior Researcher, Vehicle Design Team 2
Forget about boring and monotonous car interiors. Cadenza brings something refreshingly new to the concept of luxurious cabins.
The unique chrome garnish mood lighting and large room lamp elevate cabin lighting to a whole new level, satisfying the emotional needs of drivers with a special combination of light and lines.
The “floating” crash pad extends all along the front from the driver’s seat to the front passenger’s seat. The dynamic lines of the crash pad are further accentuated with chrome garnish mood lighting that provides indirect lighting through the use of strip lights within the garnish.
Chrome molding is applied to the outside of the molding while light shines through the lower part which does not have a cover. LED lights are installed inside the molding for uniform and subtle illumination, adding to the luxurious and solid feel of the interior.
In addition to the crash pad chrome garnish mood lighting, Cadenza is equipped with a front passenger reading light and large, integrated room lamp. (Large room lamp not applicable with panorama sunroof.)
Electronic driver’s seat extension
By Seong-hak Hong
Seat System Design Team
Many specs and technologies are devoted to delivering the most comfortable driving. One of the items that affects drivers the most, and in a very direct way, is the seat. That’s because a driver needs to spend a significant amount of time in a seated position.
Sedans, SUVs and hatchbacks all have their own characteristic cabins and driver positions. And if a driver is tall or has long legs, they may find it difficult to get comfortable due to seats that fail to fully support their thighs.
As a solution, the Cadenza provides an electronic seat extension for the driver. The front part of the seat cushion moves forward and up to extend the cushion length and support longer thighs. The greater the contact between the thighs and the seat cushion, the more comfortable it is for drivers to sit for a long time and feel less fatigue due to evenly dispersed body pressure.
To activate the seat extension, drivers only need to press the front or back part of a switch that is attached to the side of the seat. The driver can adjust the seat’s movement until it is most comfortable for them and then take their finger off the switch.
The extending seat delivers a much more comfortable sitting position for drivers of the Cadenza.
In our next installment, we will discover a very useful feature for those of you dealing with cold winters. Stay tuned!