Waymo wants to ensure you will never feel sick in your self-driving car. A patent application that was published on Thursday at the self-driving arm of the parent company of Google. It showed an elaborate plan to prevent sicknesses in its vehicles.
Waymo wants to ensure you will never feel sick in your self-driving car. A patent application that was published on Thursday at the self-driving arm of the parent company of Google. It showed an elaborate plan to prevent sicknesses in its vehicles. The plan involves the determination of routers that can minimize motion sickness. For instance, a gentle road and a relaxed ride should be used for sensitive passengers. Those who are in a hurry can select a fast but slightly rough trip.
The application explains how an alert can be pushed to advise passengers not to read during that trip or look down. Also, specific seats should be offered to passengers who are quite sensitive to motion sickness in vehicles. These specific seats will reduce the sickness effect. Waymo examines how severely a vehicle sways back and forth, and how the vehicle accelerates. It then determines the probability of motion sicknesses occurring on a given route. The patent condition of a car can adapt to it driving style whenever a passage reports of feeling uneasy. This will likely result in switching to any less congested road or leave a gap between your car and the one ahead to shun stop-and-go traffic.
Waymo has plans of launching a self-driving service for the residents of Arizona. This will be later in the year. However, Waymo didn’t respond to a request for a comment about the plan. Although autonomous vehicles have claimed to offer an opportunity for people to work while commuting, most passengers need to be comfortable.
Waymo isn’t the only one involved in dealing with motion sickness. In January, the University of Michigan researchers were given a patent because of a wearable headset which flashes light to avoid motion sickness in vehicles.
In November, an application published online by Uber patent revealed a system of lighting in its vehicles to alert passenger of any upcoming turns.