Calm Down, Says Your Car

Jul 5, 2012 Posted by in Distracted Driving

Driving can be stressful. But Jeff Greenberg, senior technical leader for Ford Motor Co. Research and Advanced Engineering, thinks he has found a way to help drivers stay calm – biometric technology.

According to Greenberg, Ford is experimenting with new technology that will interact with a driver according to the driver’s stress level. The technology — similar to what is found in the handles of most treadmills or elliptical machines — will be built into the car’s steering wheel.It will allow the car to take the driver’s pulse and sense how hard the driver is gripping the wheel. Based on the driver’s stress level, the car might play soothing music to calm the driver, or lively music to help the driver stay awake.

And perhaps the best part: the car will also automatically decide if the driver is too busy to take a call, and send all incoming calls directly to voicemail.This “Do Not Disturb” feature would help reduce the number of distracted driving accidents.

“Biometric information could make the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature much more intelligent,” said Greenberg.

Until then, our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.

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