Patent Number: 7,954,872

Title: Nesting seats for improved ingress/egress

Abstract: A seating arrangement for a motor vehicle can include first row seats including a driver's seat and a passenger's seat, and second row seats disposed behind the first row seats with respect to a forward direction of travel for the motor vehicle. The second row seats can be slidable in longitudinal direction between a forward position and a rearward position. Respective rear surfaces of the first row seats can define a rear curved surface between an outboard lateral edge of the passenger seat and an outboard lateral edge of the driver's seat. Respective forward surfaces of the second row seats can define a front curved surface between respective outboard lateral edges of the second row seats. The front curved surface can correspond in shape and dimensions with the rear curved surface, such that the second row seats nest with the first row seats, when the second row seats are moved toward the forward position.

Inventors: Lindsay; Derek Shane (Marysville, OH)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B60N 2/01 (20060101); B60N 2/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-07 0:00:00