Lexus will bring a concept seat, made from synthetic spider silk, to the Paris motor show at the end of the month.
The design’s net-like construction resembles spider webs, and Lexus says it’s designed to simulate the way that the human spine moves, using rotational movement of the cushion and backrest to keep the head stable.
The flexible net fits the occupant's body more closely than a traditional seat, which in theory will give better seat comfort and body support for longer periods.
Lexus says the Kinetic Seat Concept re-evaluates the principles of car seats, and claims that by keeping the head more stable, the occupant’s field of vision will be steadier, making driving easier and more comfortable.
The seat also has a slimmer design, which would help reduce overall vehicle weight.