Lexus Outsmarts Gravity to Save Your Day
The black abyss between the seats has been thwarted!by Mark McNabb, on
You know that sinking feeling when your phone or keys fall between the seat and the center console of your car. It’s awful. It means you’ll be pulling over and hunching under the steering wheel or in the back seat trying to fish your phone out without scratching the screen. Almost worse, when a French fry unknowingly falls into the trench and your car smells like fast food for two weeks. Thankfully, Lexus has devised a solution – a foam pad that fills the gap yet allows for movement of the power-adjustable seat.
I’m currently driving a 2017 Lexus GS 200t F Sport and was reminded of the feature when my iPhone slid from my right front pocket. It would have disappeared if it hadn’t been for the padded blocker.
This ingenious technology isn’t new, however. Lexus has been doing this for as long as I’ve been reviewing cars (since 2013), and likely longer. There are also several aftermarket “As Seen On TV” products that attempt the same thing, though they are not sewn onto the seat and probably sink into the gap themselves. That’s not the case here. It stays put and keeps everything from danger. When it comes time to adjust the seat, the foam pad simply contours around any changing shape in the center console. It’s a simple yet effective means of stopping an age-old problem. Kudos, Lexus. Keep up the great work.
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