In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, driverless cars are making passengers sick, a smart car wants to make you happy, and Volvo wants to protect your head.
- First up is news about driverless cars. You would be inclined to think that riding in a driverless car would be a smooth experience. Current systems being tested, however, don’t quite deliver on that promise. Acceleration can be jerky, as can braking and lane-keeping efforts. That adds up to carsick passengers.
- Next, developers and engineers are working on a car that actively works to keep you happy or alert. Valeo and Sensum have teamed up to create what is being called a Comfort Bubble. Using “empathic AI” and a gaggle of sensors, your car will work to make sure you’re feeling good, alert, and happy.
- Finally, Volvo is launching helmeted dummy heads at cars. The goal? To make helmets safer. The Swedish automaker is working with POC to design helmets that perform better than those currently on the market.