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Gentherm and Lear’s INTU™ Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense™ technology is Named a 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovations to Watch

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NORTHVILLE, Mich., Oct. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM), a global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, was recognized in partnership with Lear as a 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovations to Watch award winner for their INTUTM Thermal Comfort with ClimateSenseTM technology. The PACEpilot awards, now in their second year, recognize pre-commercial, post-pilot innovations in the automotive or future mobility space, including products, processes, software and IT systems.

The INTU Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense Technology system combines superior seating technology from Lear with intelligent software and hardware from Gentherm’s ClimateSense solution to bring to market a system with the intelligence to quickly apply the personalized and desired heating or cooling to the occupant.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Automotive News for our partnership with Lear to develop INTU Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense technology,” said Phil Eyler, President and CEO of Gentherm. “Receiving this award is the outcome of our joint efforts that has resulted in a smart solution that delivers faster passenger comfort. We are excited that our ClimateSense technology is being recognized for its ability to help OEM customers achieve their electrification goals by increasing vehicle range and energy savings, while delivering a best-in-class personalized thermal experience.”

ClimateSense is Gentherm’s proprietary microclimate solution comprised of advanced thermal products, integrated electronics, embedded software and a revolutionary thermo-physiology based, human-centric approach. Designed, developed, and manufactured by the Company, ClimateSense technology seamlessly integrates into the existing vehicle architecture utilizing localized convective and conductive heating and cooling solutions, to create personalized comfort while significantly reducing HVAC energy consumption. Published studies show the technology can deliver between 50 to 69 percent energy savings in cold-weather testing and 34 percent energy savings in hot weather testing, when compared to using the existing central HVAC system alone.

Lear and Gentherm first announced a joint development partnership in January 2019 to drive the future of passenger thermal seating solutions. The INTU Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense technology is the first market-ready solution developed from the collaboration.

Gentherm and Lear were one of only 10 winning suppliers to be named a PACEpilot Innovations to Watch, which are selected by an independent panel of judges. Celebrating its 27th year, the PACE Awards were presented during a virtual awards ceremony held on September 30, 2021.

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About Gentherm
Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM) is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include variable temperature Climate Control Seats, heated automotive interior systems (including heated seats, steering wheels, armrests and other components), battery performance solutions, cable systems and other electronic devices. Medical products include patient temperature management systems. The Company is also developing a number of new technologies and products that will help enable improvements to existing products and to create new product applications for existing and new markets. Gentherm has more than 11,000 employees in facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, North Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam. For more information, go to www.gentherm.com.

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