Spine-shivering technology - Vibrating Seats to avoid collision!

31/08/2010 - 08:10 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Vibrating Seats

By Kaustubh Shinde

The entire motor industry has got it into their mind that humans aren’t fit to drive and that cars should be more safer. With auto majors loading their cars to the brim with sci-fi safety technologies like automatic Braking, Infrared night vision, Emergency brake assist, we are only years away from not driving at all!

A new technology developed by John Morrell, an Associate Professor at Yale School of Engineering, warns the driver of a vehicle approaching his car by vibrating the seats. It is done by attaching a lot of cell phone vibrator motors to the seat which receive information from the sensors that are attached to the body of the car.

For example :  If a vehicle approaches from the left, the sensors relay this information to the vibrator motors and the left side of your seat starts vibrating. The vibes get stronger as the car gets closer.

Now look, this technology is fine on the expressways and highways where cars are wide apart from each other and an occasional vibration will not disturb the driver. But in cities, where most of the time we drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic this could get a bit irritating.

Although, coming to think about it, who wouldn’t mind a full body massage after a stressful day at work. Bring it on we say!

Source - Coolest Gadgets

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