We’ve started to become used to automotive technology that alerts us to certain hazardous driving situations. When you leave your lane, your car tells you. When you’re driving too close to the vehicle ahead of you, your car tells you. And pretty soon, autonomous vehicle technology will ensure that the car doesn’t just tell you but actually takes control itself.
However, one slightly overlooked aspect of the latest car safety technology is the potential for a vehicle to actually aid a driver’s health. That’s why Ford is putting energy into the creation of apps that can be used to help keep people with asthma, diabetes, allergies, and more stay safe behind the wheel.
Researchers envision a world where the system can connect with servers in order to access your patient information. From there, it might be able to do such things as advise you on how to stay healthy while driving, such as offering advice on how to avoid a diabetic episode. It could do so by way of monitoring your sugar levels and pointing you to a nearby convenience store so you can buy the necessary corrective items should it become necessary to do so.
The technology could also urge you to take a route that is beneficial to your health, allowing you to circumvent neighborhoods where air quality is poor. Toyota is even in the process of creating a system that would be able to identify a heart attack and react accordingly.
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