Woah! Car that keeps you HEALTHY? Jaguar Land Rover working on new tech
Leaving office after a tough day at work and don't know what lies ahead? What if there could be a tech that takes away all your stress! Well, this could soon be reality. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to understand your state of mind while driving – and adjust cabin settings to improve driver wellbeing.
Leaving office after a tough day at work and don't know what lies ahead? What if there could be a tech that takes away all your stress! Well, this could soon be reality. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to understand your state of mind while driving – and adjust cabin settings to improve driver wellbeing. The technology uses a driver-facing camera and biometric sensing to monitor and evaluate the driver’s mood and adapt a host of cabin features, including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, media and ambient lighting.
The car manufacturer claims that the new tech will alter the settings in response to the driver's facial expressions to help tackle stress. It said that its mood-detection system will use the latest AI techniques to continually adapt to nuances in the driver’s facial expressions and implement appropriate settings automatically. Over a period of time, the system will learn driver’s preference and make increasingly tailored adjustments.
How it will work?
The mood detection system will help you relaxed by making changes to the cabin settings. This may include a number of things. For example, if the system detects that the driver is under stress, it could change the ambient lighting to calming colours. In other cases, it might play your favourite playlist if signs of weariness are identified, and also lower the temperature in response to yawning or other signs of tiring.
"As we move towards a self-driving future, the emphasis for us remains as much on the driver as it ever has," Dr Steve Iley, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Medical Officer, said. "By taking a holistic approach to the individual driver, and implementing much of what we’ve learnt from the advances in research around personal wellbeing over the last 10 or 15 years, we can make sure our customers remain comfortable, engaged and alert behind the wheel in all driving scenarios, even monotonous motorway journeys," he added.
The company said that it also testing similar technology for rear passengers, with a camera mounted in the headrest. If the system detects signs of tiredness, it could dim the lights, tint the windows and raise the temperature in the back, to help an occupant get to sleep. Mood-detection software is the next-generation of Jaguar Land Rover’s existing driver tracking technology. The Driver Condition Monitor, which is capable of detecting if a driver is starting to feel drowsy and will give an early warning to take a break, is available on all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.