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THE RAGE FOR CALM

How car companies are leaning into the mindfulness movement

2020 Corsair Interior dashboard
Lincoln
Calm space.
  • Anne Quito
By Anne Quito

Design and architecture reporter

Sit down, buckle your seatbelt, take the key out of the ignition, close your eyesโ€”and breathe.

Now, imagine your car as a sanctuary. Can you shed the noise and stresses associated with driving? Can you imagine feeling better, more rejuvenated, calmer, even at peace with the worldโ€”while sitting in your vehicle?

What may sound like a far-fetched fantasy instead encapsulates the pursuit of many car companies today. Beyond comfort and safety, manufacturers are racing to find ways to improve the overall physical and mental health of drivers and passengers.

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