Jaguar Land Rover is working on a plan to cure car sickness
Do you sometimes feel sick in a car and want to throw chunks? You are not alone – studies have shown that 70 per cent of people get motion sickness while travelling in cars.
But there is good news: Jaguar Land Rover has a plan to cure the problem.
The company has gathered a total of 15,000 miles of motion sickness data in their efforts to eradicate it. Motion sickness is caused when your eyes receive information that is different from what is sensed by the inner ear, skin or body forces (often when you read or look at a phone screen).
JLR have come up with a "wellness score", which estimates when the drivers and passengers are feeling car sick. Changing the seating position, temperature, and the ride, it can help reduce motion sickness by 60 per cent.
"As we move towards an autonomous future where occupants will have more time to either work, read or relax on longer journeys, it's important we develop vehicles that can adapt to reduce the effects of motion sickness in a way that's tailored to each passenger," explains Spencer Salter, the Jaguar Land Rover engineer who is leading the research.
The first phase of research is to be completed this month. Which means sometime soon you will hopefully be able to look at your phone or book without losing your lunch.
What do you think?
What do you think of what Jaguar and Land Rover have designed for cars? Do you think it could cure motion sickness? Or do you think: "Nope I think I shall still throw up in the car"? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.