New Delhi: ZF is working on a new technology based on Artificial Intelligence that will help to counteract motion sickness. The AI applied driving dynamics and physiological markers of motion sickness will help in developing driving features.
Motion sickness is caused by a discrepancy in perception: The balance organ in the inner ear senses a movement that is not confirmed by other sense organs such as the eyes. This is most likely to happen when a passenger is concentrating on a screen or a book.
Motion sickness includes symptoms like dizziness, headaches and nausea. Children are specially prone to motion sickness.
In a release, ZF says that it has joined hands with neuro-technologists from Germany’s Saarland region to investigate how to detect motion sickness at an early stage. This could help the company in developing smart driving features to detect symptoms early.
The company claims, developing this technology will focus on the comfort of the occupants as it is a decisive factor for next-generation mobility.
Florian Dauth, responsible for activities in the field of human-centred Vehicle Motion Control in ZF’s Advanced Technology Development, said, “We are among the very first companies in this sector to place the occupants and their individual driving experience centre stage.”
Dauth also added, “Our goal is to identify individual instances of motion sickness and to devise measures that relate to the prevailing condition of the passenger.”
“Our pioneering research incorporates the fields of neuro-technology, psychophysiology, artificial intelligence and driving dynamics”, said Daniel J. Strauss, Director of the SNNU.
Strauss also added, “The respective skill sets of the partners complement one another perfectly in the context of this collaborative project. The scientific results obtained to date have been very well received by the international specialist community.”