Wednesday January 13, 2016

A Smartwatch That Relays Biometric Data To Your Car

A smartwatch that continuously streams biometric data to your car's driver-assist system? No thanks.

For example, a car's lane-keeping technology could become more sensitive if the data from the smartwatch suggests the driver didn't get enough sleep the previous night. Or, if a driver's heart rate increases as traffic intensifies -- suggesting they are becoming stressed -- the vehicle's adaptive cruise control or could automatically increase the distance between vehicles "giving the driver some breathing room".