What will the vehicle of the future sense about your body? Auto manufacturers are exploring new technologies that could track your blood pressure, heart rate, and other responses into the vehicle display, which could be a great way to verify when a driver is overwhelmed or drowsy. Could a vehicle know when you’re ill or stressed to protect you from a crash? Well, car makers are certainly finding out new ways.
A number of big auto makers are accelerating research into installing cars with so-called bio metric sensors, which would keep an eye on the driver’s health, including breath, heart rate, pulse, and sweaty palms. When such data is transferred into the computers, which handle a vehicle’s safety, it could enable a car to better react to challenges on road.
This comes from major and latest advancements in cellphone medical-monitoring tech as well as increased concerns about meeting the requirements of aging as well as growing distracted crowd of motorists. It reflects another step in the market’s broader shift toward driverless vehicles. It would avoid all the potential for driver error, whether it is due to sudden drop in blood sugar level or phone call distraction.
Mercedes Benz models use steering sensors, while Lexus vehicles have in-cabin cameras to detect whether or not the driver is feeling drowsy. The vehicles sound a warning beep, suggesting it’s time to have a cup of coffee. The high-end companies are promoting these technologies as an example for what makes their vehicles special than cheaper models. Mercedes Benz’s Attention System comes as standard feature in its lineup, starting from C-Class to high-end S Class vehicles.
Both federal safety regulators and automakers are working separately on in-car systems, which could reliably sense when the driver is drunk. The new technology include, if a driving risk appears, the vehicle’s safety system activates, turning off the radio, tapping the brakes, or blocking mobile from ringing, or other acts. These advanced features may be in your vehicles in next 3 to 5 years. The health-related sensors can work flawlessly in near future.
Ferrari SpA, the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer has filed a patent app, which indicates the brand is evaluating tools, which would implant wire-free electrodes in a vehicle seat’s headrests, tracking the driver’s brain waves. Depending on what the bio metric-related sensor discover, the vehicle might try to reduce driver’s risk by automatically stabilizing the car or cutting power to the engine.