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“Sleeping mode”: the danger of autonomous driving

Autonomous driving will change the way passengers sit and view the road, and could pose serious safety hazards

Developments in the autonomous car will not only have an effect on the way seating looks, but how seating operates. Passengers could be using their time very differently inside the vehicle, and that would also change the way they sit. This presents a potential danger to drivers, says Andreas Maashoff, Director Industrial Design and Market Research at Johnson Controls Automotive Seating.

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