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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car 106

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from the no-ambien-walrus-we-can't-drive-to-the-circle-k dept.
cartechboy (2660665) writes Cars already have the technology to determine when you're drowsy, that's nothing new. But having seats with sensors in them monitoring your heart rate to determine if you're falling asleep, that's new, and creepy. A new project from Nottingham Trent University in the UK is working on an electrocardiogram (ECG) built into the driver's seat to detect heart rate and determine when the driver is too fatigued — or worse, falling asleep — in order to improve road safety. ... The system could take over using active cruise control, lane-keep assist, and other safety technology after warning the drive to pull over. Of course, the creepy part is the car knowing your health and determining whether it would be more fit to drive than you.
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

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  • Damn cars (Score:5, Funny)

    by jargonburn (1950578) on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @03:08AM (#47454725)
    They pry control of the steering wheel out of my cold, dead han-------wait. That would actually be a good thing. ;)
  • by Nyder (754090) on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @03:24AM (#47454781) Journal

    hey /.

    just want to draw your attention to the fact that a sensor can be programmed to detect your mood and relay signals in real time accordingly

    yes...sure this is **applied** to a car for "safety"

    what are the other applications?

    how long has this technology existed?

    what else could be done with this ability and other E-M behavior of the human body?

    these are questions you should be asking yourself

    I wear a tinfoil bodysuit under my clothes.

  • by TheInternetGuy (2006682) on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @04:20AM (#47455001)

    Why can't the fucking thing just drive me home when I'm drunk or sleepy - really that's what all this car automation stuff is all about. Drunk, sleepy - take me home car.

    Dave: Open the pod bay doors, CAR. CAR: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? CAR: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about, CAR? CAR: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @04:49AM (#47455101)

    *Glados voice* Oh, hello. I see you are getting drowsy. Probably from the halothane vapor I ordered put into the cars ventilation system. Well since you appear to be taking a nap I'll take over now. Our destination has been set to Aperture Laboratory Testing Center. There's ever so much science for us to do INSERT NAME HERE. And you look like an almost fine test subject to do so. Not that there's anything wrong with your weight. I'm sure we can find a jumpsuit in engorged hippopotamus size. Goodnight.

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