Future Jaguar and Land Rover models will cure motion sickness

Cars to stop nausea by automatically adapting its dynamics and cockpit settings

08 November 2018 - 13:01 By BD Motor News
A Jaguar XE
A Jaguar XE
Image: ©Jaguar

Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will understand when and how to keep nausea at bay while travelling. The brand has been researching motion sickness and says that by using biometric sensors to record physiological signals, it has created an algorithm to gauge the condition of passengers. It is able to analyse before the human body warns a person that they’re getting nauseous.

Motion sickness mostly occurs in children, but adults also suffer from sick feelings in the car. JLR said 70% of people experience motion sickness. The circumstance occurs when the eyes take in information that differs from what the inner ear and skin sense. Often, motion sickness happens while passengers read since their eyes do not register other forces in the car. JLR says its system reduces motion sickness by up to 60%.

JLR says the car stops nausea by automatically adapting its dynamics and cockpit settings, without giving details on how. JLR said it’s important to continue research on minimising motion sickness, especially as we approach a time when self-driving cars begin to take off. With more time in the car to perform other tasks, automakers will need to ensure passengers don't dread self-driving cars.