Faurecia has made an unspecified investment in French laboratory, ESP Consulting, which uses cognitive science to optimise human well-being and performance in different situations. 

Faurecia says its objective is assess better the human impact of its technologies for predictive and personalised use inside the cockpit.

"Through gathering relevant data on vehicle occupants under real conditions, ESP Consulting will give Faurecia a credible scientific platform and greater insight into human factors," said Faurecia VP Cockpit of the Future, David Degrange.

"This will enable us to offer wellness solutions designed primarily to improve postural comfort, diminish fatigue, reduce stress and eliminate motion sickness."

For his part, ESP Consulting founder and CEO, Jean-Bernard Fabre added: "The partnership with Faurecia is an incredible growth accelerator, which will allow us to expand our laboratory and facilitate our international deployment."

"This strategy will involve the construction of two high-tech spaces: the biosensor-based driving simulator, fruit of our partnerships with racing teams and an environmental chamber, a device for studying human behaviour in specific climatic situations."

Faurecia Ventures invests in companies which have the capacity to strengthen the Group's innovation strategy by identifying, incubating and investing in start-ups with relevant technologies for the Cockpit of the Future and Sustainable Mobility.