The brand registered the patent for driver seats that can accommodate the different levels of driving that their future cars can offer.
Porsche registered in Germany the patent of a seat that would be accommodated to the different driving modes that an autonomous car may have and that would be destined for the sports of the brand in the future.
The patent shows a seat design that can be adjusted in three positions. The first is called the 'steering' position and is focused on the moment when the driver is in front of the steering wheel and in full command of the vehicle.
A second position is called "work." This keeps the seat in an upright position but alters the position of the pedals and the rudder to allow precisely a workspace that could be used for things like reading while the car is at a level of autonomy in which the driving responsibility does not It comes off the pilot entirely and requires your attention, at all times.
And the third position, Porsche describes it as the 'relaxation' posture. This mode of traveling on board would be the first class style of the aircraft and requires a total autonomous driving, without driver intervention.
In this the driver's seat fully reclines, the pedals and the steering wheel retract and a footrest comes out that completes the 'relaxation' mode.
These patents will serve a future that for now looks far away, because as Toyota well assured, "there is no manufacturer at this time that can offer a complete autonomous driving level and we are far from having this technology become effective in the real world".