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Vehicles could help prevent travel sickness

Vehicles could help prevent travel sickness

By Swansway Motor Group 01-11-2018

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Car sickness could soon be a thing of the past – thanks to Jaguar Land Rover

Future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles could help prevent travel sickness

The manufacturer is working on technology to help combat nausea in vehicles, which RAC figures last week suggested was experienced by one in five adults.

JLR says the tech uses biometric signals to give each occupant in the car a ‘wellness score’ – calculating how susceptible each individual is to feeling car sick.

It also stated the car will know if a person is feeling unwell before even they do.

Should anyone be found to be experiencing motion sickness, cabin and vehicle settings could then be automatically adjusted to reduce the effects.

Jaguar Land Rover vehicles could help prevent motion sickness

Spencer Salter, wellness technology researcher at Jaguar Land Rover, 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.”

There’s no word yet on if or when this technology could reach a production car, but the British firm says the first phase of research is set to be completed this month – with the findings to be used in other projects to ‘create the ultimate personalised cabin experience’ in its future vehicles.

Dr Steve Iley, chief medical officer for Jaguar Land Rover, said:

“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.

“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.”

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