At General Motors, things have just got better, for you and
me, I mean if you are an American living in the United States of America. In
case you are able to buy the two latest models from Cadillac, the company is
offering front driver and passenger seats that can knead, roll and relax your
back as you drive. An anti-fatigue option is also offered for the driver.
The 22-way adjustable heated and ventilated seats now have a
luxury option with a massage seat that works in the upper shoulder area, back
lumbar or cushion.
The massage seat is available on the XTS Premium and
Platinum Collections and on the Escalade Platinum Collection, according to a
company press release.
“Many Americans have the common misconception that massage
is just a luxurious way to relax. The benefits of massage are actually
wide-ranging, especially for those who work that monotonous daily grind behind
a desk or the wheel of car,” said Dr. Leena S. Guptha, board chair, National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
While the seat is unable to provide the same experience as a
trained practitioner, it can at least offer some comfort for a driver and
“This feature gives customers another way to improve their
drive,” said Elizabeth Hayes, General Motors engineering group manager. “Once a
massage setting is stored, a driver simply has to push the button and engage
the luxury option. It is our goal to always find ways to make getting from
point A to point B a little more pleasant,” she stated
How it works
The massage seats’ settings can be stored in the car’s
memory like the seat positions. With a toggle switch or activation button, both
on the outboard base of the seats, the driver and front seat passenger can
direct the illustration of adjustments on the infotainment screen. The desired
massage and intensity can both be controlled from the screen.
Once the optimal massage is found, the driver can save the
kneading, rolling or anti-fatigue setting by pressing the memory button on the
door. Reactivation can then occur by simply pushing the button on the seat
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