Could a Cure for Motion Sickness be in the Near Future?
Top motor vehicle brand’s Jaguar and Land Rover are well underway with conducting tests to reduce motion sickness in autonomous cars.
These top motor vehicle companies are preparing themselves for a future where cars will self-drive, and their future uses will be for mobile offices or living rooms.
JLR predicts that people will be in a predicament with no driving to focus on, the likelihood of motion sickness will increase due to people reading or watch phone and computer screens.
JLR’s wellness technology research, Spencer Salter said, “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.”
JLR aims to do so by developing an algorithm which has the capability to read every passengers wellness score, thus taking steps to reduce sickness.
This future technology will record the warning signs of passengers impending sickness, cross reference data with onboard motion sensors and thus take the appropriate actions.
Autonomous car cabins will be able to adapt to any ill passenger, which is great news to many of us who are impacted from the daily commute.
JLR’s chief medical officer, Dr Steve Iley says, “This cutting-edge research has created a solution that, with its solid scientific foundation, can make travelling enjoyable, regardless of your susceptibility to motion sickness.”
With an apparent 24,000 kilometres of logged motion-sickness testing already completed, it won’t be long before we can expect this algorithm to be applied in the near future.
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Source: Cars guide