New Ford lab integrates wearables and vehicles


At Ford’s new wearables research laboratory, scientists and engineers are working to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assist technologies to be more aware of the driver behind the wheel – particularly when that driver is stressed or sleepy.

Researchers at the new Automotive Wearables Experience laboratory housed in the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, are examining the potential to link vital health information to in-vehicle technologies, including lane-keeping assist and the Blind Spot Information System.

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