Lexus V-LCRO Tech Ensures Drivers Stick to Their SeatsMarch 31st, 2016
When you’re driving a high performance sports car, you want a seat that can hold you in place so you don’t slide around in the corners. While most car companies have stuck with big bolsters and body-hugging seats, Lexus is now showing off something that’s sure to keep you in place even better – a hook and loop based system that firmly connects the driver to the car seat.
“Variable Load Coupling Rear Orientation (V-LCRO), a proprietary technology that enhances performance by allowing the driver to take turns more aggressively while significantly reducing movement across the back and seat.”
“The optional V-LCRO driver’s seat secures the driver in place, refining the functionality of the vehicles’ contoured seatbacks. The optional seat requires the driver to wear a specially designed suit, which, through a complex pattern of hooks and loops, creates an incredible grip at any angle and G-load. In fact, it’s designed to hold the driver in place at up to 3.0 Gs in any direction.”
In other words, it’s Velcro. Clearly, the V-LCRO system is an April Fools’ Day prank, but I actually think it has some merit. Sure, it might make it harder to get out of your seat, but it also might really work to keep you from flying through the windshield, and not cause the bruising or other injuries that a seatbelt can cause in a crash.