Jaguar teaches driverless cars how to reduce motion sickness

JLR-Motionsickness_CorneringJaguar Land Rover is developing software that will reduce motion sickness when a car is being driven autonomously.

They quote a study that concluded that motion sickness affects more than 70 per cent of people but this was done in 1975.

During the first phase of the project, a personalised ‘wellness score’ was developed which, they say, could reduce the impact of motion sickness by up to 60%.

Their intelligent software, based on over 32,000 kilometres of real-world and virtually-simulated tests, adjusts acceleration, braking and lane positioning to avoid inducing nausea

Jaguar says that in a post COVID-19 world, customer expectations of private transport are changing, and the focus will be on safe, clean mobility.

Their systems will include a Driver Condition Monitor and antimicrobial wireless device charging. In addition, features such as cooling seats, ambient lighting and multiple seat configurations are proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of motion sickness.

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