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More on the “Rinspeed Senso“, the car that “senses” the driver by measuring her/his biometric data, and then uses colors, music and fragrances to put the driver in a state of relaxed attentiveness


Sensors collect data about the driver’s condition. A biometric Polar watch measures the driver’s pulse and a “Mobile Eye” camera records the driving behavior.

Then a board computer evaluates the data and on that basis, the system sends various impulses: four Sharp LCD monitors will emit stimulating (orange/yellow), relaxing (blue/violet) or neutral (green) color patterns into the driver’s line of vision. They are integrated into the interior paneling, which lights up and bathes the cockpit in dazzle-free ambient light.

The optical stimuli are reinforced by especially composed sounds stored on a computer.

But wait! The nose is stimulated by scents which flow into the car through the ventilators. Vanilla-mandarin has a calming effect, while citrus-grapefruit is stimulating. And should the central computer establish any symptoms of tiredness, electric motors integrated in the seat will shake the driver awake by vibrating.

Via Jalopnik, who else?

Related: sensuous car.