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A STRONG NAME AND ITS HISTORY – PART 2

From setting new ergonomic standard to integrated stereo loudspeakers or innovative materials: Between 1970 and the late 1980s RECARO presented a row of new forward-looking milestones in terms of seat development.

1977 RECARO launched the pneumatic lumbar support, the RECARO Airmatic® and revolutionized mobile seating. Adjustable side bolsters on seat cushion and backrest and RECARO’s first electrically adjustable backrest significantly improved the ability to adapt to individual requirements. That meant a huge technical lead in terms of ergonomics and comfort for the driver.

Under the name RECAROfonie the company presented a seat in 1982 that was equipped with stereo speakers integrated into the headrest to provide a whole new audio experience in the car. Two years later this innovation was followed by a further development in comfort: the RECARO CSE came with a memory function and therefore the ability to “remember” adjustments. 1986 especially taxi drivers could be glad as the RECARO T-Line impressed with a breathable seat cover to optimize seat climate – comfortable not only on long drives.

At the end of the 1980s, 1989, RECARO presented another innovation – this time affecting the materials: the RECARO A8 was the first sport seat to come with a back shell made of plastic, making it lighter while opening up new possibilities in terms of design.

The RECARO CSE: the first seat with a memory function. (Picture © RECARO Automotive Seating)

The RECARO CSE: the first seat with a memory function. (Picture © RECARO Automotive Seating)

Revolution in terms of new materials: the RECARO A8 was the first sport seat to come with a back shell made of plastic. (Picture © RECARO Automotive Seating)

Revolution in terms of new materials: the RECARO A8 was the first sport seat to come with a back shell made of plastic. (Picture © RECARO Automotive Seating)