Recommendation for Acceptable Operating Parameters of Heated Automobile Seats in Order to Mitigate Occupant Injury
This recommended practice will promote a temperature and duration guideline that mitigates the risk of thermal injuries to the heated seat user. In addition, recommendations are established to indicate to the user when the heater is operating, and warnings that should be included in the vehicle literature.
The scientific research that is the basis for this recommended practice was primarily published in the 1950s. Due to the changing viewpoints on human subject research, it's unlikely this will be updated. However, we propose to keep SAE J3047 on a Five-Year Review cycle to understand if there are any further technical advances in how to achieve this practice.
Seats and seating
Electronic control units
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
Also known as: SAE J 3047
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