Posted on: October 15, 2011
The car of your future might include technology to monitor your health while driving. That’s what at least one automaker is aiming for, with plans to add apps that monitor everything from driver’s low blood sugar to food menus from a nearby restaurant, according to news reports .
Ford Motor Co. is developing these smarter smart cars, which will include medical technology into web-connected apps on its Sync onboard communications interface, according to news reports. While the technology is still a few years out, Ford is working to inform consumers on the health focus the vehicles may have.
“People are spending so much time behind the wheel, and that’s expected to increase as we go forward, with increased traffic density and congestion,” a Ford representative said to news reports. “(This is) about seeing the car as more than just a car. It’s now a platform that we can use for development, innovation, and connectivity.”
While the new technology will motor various health aspects to ensure a healthy driver, it likely won’t come with the one thing drivers are most worried about, those driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ford said the technology won’t have an app to monitor blood alcohol, it will have an app to monitor hypoglycemic patients and monitors for chronic disease monitoring and general wellness.
As a Charleston car accident attorney , I’m interested in this new technology that may help prevent car accidents in the future. I look forward to seeing these new apps in vehicles and seeing how they can work to save lives.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston .