Smart Textiles in Vehicles: A Foresight
After technical textiles and functional textiles, also smart textiles came into force a few years ago. The term â€˜smart textilesâ€™ covers a broad range. The application possibilities are only limited by our imagination and creativity.
This paper gives an overview of the functions that can be achieved by smart textiles in general. In vehicles as well, smart textiles can introduce new features. Two examples are described, namely climate control based on comfort of the passengers, and detection of reduced attention of a driver.