Driverless Ubers of the future will check your heart rate, blood pressure and sweat – and ask if you enjoy your ride
- The concept for the customer analysis car was presented in a recent patent
- Such a vehicle would be connected to portable vitality monitoring technology
- Cameras and # 39; s in the cars & microphones would also follow people's responses
- AI in the car would then combine all this data to try to refine the driving behavior of the taxi
Uber is considering developing self-driving cars that monitor the vital functions of their passengers and ask how they feel to ensure a stress-free and satisfying journey.
The concept for biometric monitoring of cars was set out in one patent filed by the transport company on July 25, 2019.
Uber is already investigating the practical applications of self-propelled technology for its transport fleet – with the company that is currently testing automatic taxis.
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Uber is considering developing self-driving cars that monitor the vital functions of their passengers and asking how they feel to ensure a stress-free and satisfying journey
The Uber concept allows passengers to connect their own health monitoring devices – such as smart watches, Fitbit-like activity trackers and heart rate monitors with a chest strap – to better measure their responses.
The vehicle would then compile this information with measurements performed by the car itself, including that of thermometers, vehicle speed sensors, driving logs, infrared cameras & microphones.
For example, video cameras can assess the rider's anxiety by following facial expressions, counting their blinking frequency, or determining how often the customer drums on his fingers or taps his feet.
In the same way, microphones can monitor passenger sounds – such as panting, coughing or loud, anxious talking – and compare the sounds with the status of the vehicle.
This allows the car to assess whether it is driving too fast, coming too close to another road user or braking aggressively.
By installing pressure sensors in the car door, Uber can even know if travelers are nervously grasping the handles.
The Uber concept provides passengers with their own health monitoring devices – such as smart watches, Fitbit-like activity trackers and heart rate monitors worn heart monitors – connected to their cabs to better measure their responses.
In addition, the machine could even ask its passengers how they feel or if they want the car to slow down – and then act accordingly
In addition, Uber could compare a passenger's basic heartbeat with that during the journey to identify possible periods of stress.
Based on all this information, an artificial intelligence in the vehicle may attempt to use the data to provide a more & # 39; satisfactory & # 39; create a driver experience.
In addition, the machine could even ask its passengers how they feel or if they want the car to slow down – and then act accordingly.
Uber is currently testing more conventional self-driving taxis, but their widespread application will depend on the development of corresponding legislation and technological advances to ensure passenger safety.
MailOnline has contacted Uber for comments.
ARE RIDE-HAILING APPS SPYING ON YOUR PRIVATE DATA?
Lyft is the newest app for sharing journeys for intensive research into misuse of customer data
A complaint was made on an anonymous workplace chat app, Blind, that alleged staff spy on customer data
Both Uber and Lyft have been questioned whether their staff spies on customer information such as travel data
Employees may have viewed travel information for Mark Zuckerberg, former girlfriends, pornstars, and high-profile actresses
In the post, the anonymous informer said that they saw that employees & # 39; customer data & # 39; spying for far too long
& # 39; I can no longer look at it and this message is posted in the hope that this will embarrass people to take corrective action & # 39 ;, said the message
Lyft said it will investigate the claims because it appears to maintain consumer confidence
Rival driving manufacturer Uber has also come under fire for investigating user data
In 2014, it was discovered that Uber used a secret tool called & # 39; God view & # 39;
With & # 39; God view & # 39; employees can spy on customer data of politicians, ex-girlfriends and celebrities
Uber must now comply with privacy audits for the next 19 years
Pictured, a screenshot of Uber & # 39; s & # 39; God view & # 39; tool that spied on drivers and riders. A report from 2014 claimed that the company used it to look at travel data from politicians, exes and actresses
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