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New technology detects driver mood in a bid to reduce stress

British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has set the bar high with their new technology that will have the ability to detect a driver's mood and adjust the car's settings in a bid to reduce stress. 

Using new artificial intelligence (AI) technology the group has produced a mood detection system, utilising a driver-facing camera and biometric sensing to analyse the mood of the driver. It has the ability to alter features in the vehicle including temperature and ventilation with the aim of reducing stress levels of passengers. 

Studies have shown that approx. 74 pc of people feel stressed or overwhelmed throughout their workday. This is where this technology comes in as it will be able to assess the mood of the individual. Depending on what it detects, the technology can adapt the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, radio, ambient lighting and other factors to improve your disposition.

Eventually, it will even have the ability to detect such small changes in the mood it will be able to alter the music in the vehicle to something more appropriate. 

The aim of this new technology as we move towards a self-driving future that the focus remains on the driver. In a statement Dr Steve Iley, Jaguar Land Rover chief medical officer had this to say “By taking a holistic approach to the individual driver, and implementing much of what we’ve learnt from the advances in research around personal wellbeing over the last 10 or 15 years, we can make sure our customers remain comfortable, engaged and alert behind the wheel in all driving scenarios, even monotonous motorway journeys.” 

Mood detection is just one of the many things Jaguar Land Rover has in works to enhance the driving experience with the aim of designing a sanctuary environment in each of its luxury vehicles removed from the chaotic roads. 


Justin Kavanagh
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