You may not realize it, but while you’re driving your legs are actually doing two different things. The right leg is taking care of acceleration and braking (most of the time) while your left leg is stretched out, tucked back, or generally just relaxing. So being able to adjust your seat to accommodate the position of each individual leg, and the bum cheek they’re connected to, actually makes a lot of sense.


The new seats should also provide some relief for those who like to keep a Costanza-sized wallet in their back pocket. Or those who are genuinely feeling discomfort because of pre-existing pain on one side of their bodies. And over-accommodating everyone in a vehicle is far from a new idea. Individual climate control options have existed for years—because when everyone in a car is comfortable, that five hour drive to grandma’s feels slightly grueling.

[Ford via Cnet]