Future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will actively reduce motion sickness
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover vehicles of the future will help reduce the effects of motion sickness for drivers and their passengers.
Through industry-leading research, an algorithm has been
generated to create a ‘wellness score’ for each passenger, which calculates how
prone they are to feeling car sick.
By using biometric sensors that record physiological signals
and combining it with motion and dynamics data, the vehicle adjust the driving
style and cabin settings to reduce the feeling of being car sick by up to 60
Dr. Steve Iley, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Medical Officer,
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, I am particularly excited by
the benefits this research can have in making long journeys comfortable and
stress-free for families.”
With more than 15,000 miles of motion sickness and effects
of performing a task while on the move data, it has allowed an autonomous car
baseline driving style to be created. This configuration will minimise the number
of steering corrections and reduce motion sickness for its passengers.
Wellness Technology Researcher Spencer Salter, said very
little information is known about the causes of motion sickness and how to
“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.”
The first phase of the research comes to the end of this
month, with the findings being used to develop further projects to help Jaguar
Land Rover create the ultimate personalised cabin experience.
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles of today already have been
designed to reduce the effects of motion sickness. The E-PACE allows occupants
to adjust their seats so that the infotainment system is relative to eye-level
as well as turning on the seat cooling function, which is proven to reduce the