In-car seat massaging systems have become a common feature in mainstream cars like the Buick Envision, Ford F-150, and Ford Explorer. But now General Motors is taking things to the next level by filing a patent for a foot massager.

The patent filing submitted to the United Patent and Trademark Office (and spotted by The Drive) describes a foot massaging system embedded in the floorboard. Titled “Vehicle Foot Massage System in A Vehicle Floor,” this built-in massage feature would use compressed air to create moving patterns underneath passengers’ feet. In other words, air pockets that move up and down just like the mechanism found on massaging seats.

Implanted in specific locations throughout the floor, all passengers, except for the driver who needs to focus on driving, can kick off their shoes and enjoy a foot massage. And while the Audi A8 already has a similar setup, the difference here is that the GM foot massager does not require that you lift your feet or make any additional seat adjustments.

The GM system components include an air pump, a user interface, a controller, an air manifold, and the pneumatic elements that generate patterns. Passengers would likely be able to select from a variety of massage presets and set preferences via a touchscreen display, which in this digital-savvy world makes sense.

If this floor-mounted massager comes to fruition, GM has plenty of candidates in its lineup ready for installation, including the GMC Hummer EV, Cadillac Lyriq, and best-selling Cadillac Escalade. The timing of this patent could not be more perfect.

The post General Motors Files a Patent for a Floor-Mounted … Foot Massager? appeared first on MotorTrend.

Powered by WPeMatico

Previous article2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer First to Get Amazon Fire TV for Auto
Next articleWe Imagine the Space Force-Inspired Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition
Howdy !
I’m really excited you’re here, because that means the topics we cover are of interest!

It also means you’re curious about who contributes to your daily dose of information and who are the guys behind the bubble where you enter to find all the hot topics in one place:

If we're not constantly up to date when it comes to technology, we're basically not prepared for the world we live in.
24 hours are never enough, and I'm sure we never remember every single detail we're reading about, but it's important to know where to find the valuable information when we need it.

Personally I'm a dreamer, a father, a lover, a designer, a teacher, a marketer, and I cook often - never without a proper plating.
Mixing up marketing with design and trying to always be the positive problem-solver, about sums up my day, everyday.

Stay tuned to find out the latest trends in lifestyle, gadgets and technology, home improvements and many more, here on

If you want to take a peek at what i do off-job, check out Hibridium- my graphic design and full-of-logos Facebook page, ITech Club - the kids club where i teach Web Design, Video Production & Electronics.

Also, we can get in touch via social media so hop on this adventure we call life !