Jaguar Land Rover announced a new artificial intelligence-based system that detects and monitors the mood of the driver, and making changes to reduce stress. The system uses a “driver-facing camera and biometric sensing” system to monitor the driver. If they’re stressed, the car will change heating and ventilation based on facial expression.
This particular implementation will fail, I predict. When someone is having a meltdown, taking control away by changing the environment in the car will just aggravate them further.
This sort of thing is just the beginning. A revolution is coming in mood and emotion and activity detection in cars, and I wrote about the revolution in Fast Company.