The Italian company has patented an advanced air conditioning system that uses automotive sensors to optimize temperature.
The patent application describes the use of thermal imaging cameras to measure the temperature of various parts of the interior, as well as the body temperature of passengers. According to the document, electronics will even be able to take into account the gender, complexion and clothing of a person. This information is used to determine the direction, circulation and temperature of the air flow, allowing the system to automatically adjust to keep everyone comfortable.
Automakers often patent new technologies without planning to use them, so there is no guarantee that this smart air conditioning system will appear in the Ferrari of the future.
Another interesting feature of the patent is that instead of the typical low-slung sports car in the Ferrari images, we see a car that looks more like an SUV, or at least a sedan with a second row of seats. Ferrari does have a Purosangue SUV, but maybe it’s better to just ignore it. These images are usually general in nature and are not intended to represent a specific vehicle.
We expect the Purosangue to debut in 2022, which means it will likely go on sale as a 2023 model. It is one of several models that Ferrari will unveil by the end of 2022, along with the successor to the LaFerrari hybrid, which may already be in testing.