Future Jaguars Will Prevent Motion Sickness
Future Jaguars Will Prevent Motion Sickness! Recently, Jaguar Land Rover announced that they are working on technology that would allow future vehicles to detect whether or not someone is feeling unwell due to motion sickness. Once detected, the vehicle can adjust vehicle dynamics and cabin settings to adapt to individual needs and combat motion sickness.
“As we move towards an autonomous future where occupants will have more time to either work, read or relax on longer journeys, it’s important we develop vehicles that can adapt to reduce the effects of motion sickness in a way that’s tailored to each passenger.” – Spencer Salter, Wellness Research Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
Motion sickness affects over 70% people, but research conducted by JLR has identified new techniques to reduce the effects of motion sickness by at least 60%. Through this research, JLR has collected 15,000 miles of motion sickness data and tested the effects caused by performing a task while in transit, such as reading. Motion sickness is often caused when the eyes observe information that is incongruent with what the inner ear, skin or body is sensing.
“This cutting-edge research has created a solution that, with its solid scientific foundation, can make traveling enjoyable, regardless of your susceptibility to motion sickness. As a parent of young children, who are most susceptible to car sickness, I am particularly excited by the benefits this research can have in making long journeys comfortable and stress-free for families.” – Dr. Steve Iley, Chief Medical Officer, Jaguar Land Rover
A complex algorithm calculates individual ‘wellness scores’ for the driver and passengers. Biometric sensors that record physiological signals determine how susceptible individual drivers and passengers are to feeling sick and this data will inform the vehicle when a passenger or driver is becoming sick, even before they do.