New FIA8862-2009 standard seat from Dome

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Japanese manufacturer, Dome, has announced the ‘ultimate survival cell’, for touring car applications; the ‘DOME RS16/ RS16R’.

During the development of the RS16 / RS16R, the company introduced a variety of CFRP design techniques and knowledge accumulated from its multi-discipline motorsport activities. Dome says that the techniques used on the seat not only ensure it meets the FIA’s safety standards, but also aids the seats ergonomics, and ultimately comfort. 

The seat shell also features an air channel system, that provides cooling to the driver’s neck, down to the bottom of their thigh. This can been achieved by mounting a blower type system to the shell mounted intake, or by using ambient air within the car, or from an external source. Dome states that in the context of high temperature and humidity, it is possible to significantly improve the comfort and temperature of the driver. 

Padding on the seat makes use of the shock-absorbing ‘CONFOR’ material, as used in the head and leg protection of formula cars, including F1.

Orders are scheduled to begin from early September.

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