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    Ferrari plans Mind Reading technology

    Sounds interesting, from Autocar.uk:

    Ferrari is working on in-car technology that will monitor a driver’s mental and physical state and adjust the car’s stability and traction control systems to suit, Autocar can reveal.

    The technology is outlined in a series of Europe-wide and global patent applications. The documents show how Ferrari expects a range of sensors to provide the cars of the future with data on the driver, allowing it to adjust its set-up accordingly.
    Ferrari’s application states: “Drivers tend to miscalculate — in particular, overestimate — their driving skill and, more importantly, their psychophysical condition, with the result that driver-selected dynamic vehicle performance simply reflects the driver’s wish, as opposed to the driver’s actual psychophysical condition and proficiency.”

    The application describes a cabin housing “various (preferably non-invasive) biometric and psychometric sensors for recording and transmitting… the values of a number of psychophysical parameters of the driver”.
    It adds: “The biometric sensors may comprise a piezoelectric measuring device for measuring the driver’s respiration, a device for measuring the driver’s blood pressure and heart rate, a television camera for monitoring the driver’s eyes (blink rate) to determine the driver’s alertness, a device for monitoring the electric activity of the driver’s brain, a device for recording the driver’s surface temperature and a device for recording the conductivity of the driver’s skin (to determine the degree of perspiration).”
    A single line diagram with the application appears to indicate that sensors would be mounted in the cabin ceiling, dashboard, steering wheel and driver’s seat area. It also includes a manettino dial, indicating that Ferrari intends to continue offering the race-based driver control system.

    The application is based on improving driver safety but could also be used to sharpen a car’s dynamics to better satisfy a more alert driver.
    Ferrari says: “The dynamic performance may be modified to enhance driving safety in the case of a tired or unresponsive driver, and also to enhance driving pleasure and/or performance in the case of an alert, responsive driver.”
    Full article: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...aspx?AR=254730

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    They just want this technology to be developed so they can read potential buyers minds and kick the people who can't afford the cars out of dealerships.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They just want this technology to be developed so they can read potential buyers minds and kick the people who can't afford the cars out of dealerships.
    Yeah I get that feeling when I step inside a Porsche dealership and drool over the GT cars.....

    I got to sit in a GT3 once and then I.......

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