The mechanism lifts the back half of the seat bottom 3.5 inches to make a flat surface to support the lower back.
The upper seatback can also be moved forward for neck support.
Ford’s all-new seats have been awarded five patents tied to the novel design and assembly process.
As mentioned by Mr Kulhawik in the Press release, In Ford F-150 Front seats, “There are no additional motors in these seats – just a simple mechanism that relies on the customer moving the seatback using the power recline function,”. “It’s simple, it’s effective, and we believe our customers will love how much more productive they can be just by getting a little more rest during downtime.”
To develop the all-new Max Recline Seats available on the all-new F-150, Ford spent months studying how customers use the interiors of their trucks.
Class-exclusive available Max Recline Seats provide business-class comfort in F-150 during downtime – folding flat to nearly 180 degrees; innovative design raises the seat bottom for lower back support while the upper seatback can be rotated forward to provide neck comfort
Applying human-centred design, new Max Recline Seats have been granted five patents and will be offered on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited F-150 trucks starting in the 2021 model year.