The programme is based on software that uses biometric sensors to detect how susceptible individual drivers and passengers are to getting car sick.
This data is then used by the system to find the ideal acceleration, braking and lane positioning to reduce motion sickness by up to 60%. The autonomous car then adjusts its driving style accordingly.
The software, which has been fine-tuned over 20,000 real-world and virtually simulated test miles racked up through JLR’s autonomous fleet, is expected to be integrated into the company’s future production cars as driver assist technology develops. Although JLR refused to comment on future product plans, a spokesperson said that the system’s principles “can be applied to any vehicle with increased levels of automation”.