Cameras have become a staple in the automotive industry. They work in conjunction with multiple systems throughout your car. Ideally, to keep you safe and help you see where you are going. In fact, backup cameras are now federally mandated here in the US. However, Volvo wants to start using a driver camera to monitor you, as well as the road.
Driver Facing Camera
This driver camera that Volvo is working on will face the driver. Volvo plans to use it to monitor a number of parameters including mood and health. Furthermore, the camera will be able to distinguish different people, and adjust certain settings accordingly.
For example, the Volvo will be able to look at the eyes of its driver. Pupil size can be an indication of glucose levels in your blood. Say the car detects low blood-sugar levels. It can send an alert to your family or medical personnel if it detects an issue.
Furthermore, the driver camera can detect mood changes, and react accordingly. If it thinks you are getting road rage, the Volvo system will be able to adjust temperature settings. Or, change the music and try its best to de-stress the driver.
When Will it Be Available
Volvo has no plans to introduce this technology in the coming year. However, Volvo also made clear its plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021. This technology seems to align with a plan for automation. As such, we wouldn’t be surprised to see something by 2021.
We’ll just have to wait and see. Fortunately, we here at TFLcar.com have plenty of videos to share with you while you wait. Why not see how Volvo’s perform up in the Rocky Mountains? Check out the video below to find out:
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