Coventry, England - Jaguar Land Rover is planning to make car sickness a thing of the past with vehicles that can tell if passengers are likely to feel unwell.
According to the luxury car giant, the self-driving Range Rovers and Jaguars of the future will be able to adjust the car’s settings to prevent nausea.
This could be achieved by moderating the driving style – for example, by taking corners more smoothly or by turning on the voice commands on the sat nav to warn passengers if it is about to turn left or right. Cabin settings would also be adjusted.
The British carmaker says motion sickness affects more than 70 percent of people globally and that its pioneering motion technology will be able to reduce car sickness by 60 percent.
The brains behind this is Jaguar Land Rover veteran engineer Spencer Salter. He has helped create an algorithm that generates a ‘wellness score’ for passengers using biometric sensors to record physiological signals that indicate they are getting sick.