Jaguar Land Rover, to understand the state of mind drivers in order to improve driver wellbeing by adjusting cabin settings, is conducting a research on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The initiative is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘tranquil sanctuary’ vision under which the automaker is making efforts to improve the driving experience.
The mood-detection system employs driver-facing camera and biometric sensing to monitor and evaluate the driver’s mood. Using latest AI techniques the system continually reads the nuances in the driver’s facial expressions and implements appropriate settings automatically
A host of cabin features, including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, media and ambient lighting, is adapted according to the driver’s facial expressions to help tackle stress. For example changing the ambient lighting to calming colours if the system detects the driver is under stress, selecting a favourite playlist if signs of weariness are identified, and lowering the temperature in response to yawning or other signs of tiring etc. In time the system will also learn a driver’s preference and make increasingly tailored adjustments.
The automaker is also trialling similar technology for rear passengers, with a camera mounted in the headrest. If the system detects signs of tiredness, it could dim the lights, tint the windows and raise the temperature in the back, to help an occupant get to sleep.
JLR also has had the Driver Condition Monitor, which is capable of detecting if a driver is starting to feel drowsy and will give an early warning to take a break, is available on all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
Source: Press Release