Jaguar Land Rover Gauges Driver’s Mood With New Tech

Land Rover cars at the company's Halewood plant await delivery

Land Rover cars at the company's Halewood plant await delivery

It is then able to alter cabin features such as heating and ventilation in response to their facial expressions. Now, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) - among others - is developing a mood-detection system to help alert you to how stressed you are and to help reduce those levels as quickly as possible while you are driving.

The technology is one of many that Jaguar Land Rover is developing under its "tranquil sanctuary" vision.

The experimental project works by using biometric sensors found in a forward-facing camera that the driver looks into.

Media and ambient lighting will also be adapted in a bid to calm the driver during tense moments on the road.

Jaguar Land Rover is now developing another system which will let motorists earn cryptocurrency while they drive.

The mood-detection system will continuously adapt to changes in the driver's facial expressions, and implement necessary settings automatically. Or it might play a few of your favourite songs to cheer you up - and maybe have you sing along. In time the system will learn a driver's preference and make increasingly tailored adjustments.

Jaguar also hopes to personalise individual driving experiences, through artificial intelligence noticing when a person is starting to show signs of being exhausted, and so responds by playing a suitable playlist and/or lowering the temperature.

The technology is being used for back seat passengers too.

Jaguar Land Rover is also trailing similar technology for rear passengers, with a camera mounted in the headrest.

Already many marques have software in their everyday models capable of monitoring and alerting you to the danger that the way the auto is being driven indicates you are driving while drowsy.

Jaguar Land Rover wants their vehicle to know the moods of the person behind the wheel as the automaker has just announced that they are working on a new tech that will be able to detect the mood of their driver.

"By taking a holistic approach to the individual driver, and implementing much of what we've learned from the advances in research around personal well-being over the last 10 or 15 years, we can make sure our customers remain comfortable, engaged, and alert behind the wheel in all driving scenarios, even monotonous motorway journeys." he added.