Ford develops interior odor sensors to improve taxi service
Ford has filed a patent application for a device for determining the range of odors in a car and their strength. Technology could have a significant impact on trips and taxi bookings in the future.
According to the application, the operation of the system is based on environmental sensors located in the vehicle, which determine the chemical composition of the air in the passenger compartment. The data collected is sent to the on-board computer, which analyzes them and compares the detected gamut with a database of known odors and their combinations.
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It is planned that the recognition system will evaluate various factors, ranging from an air freshener to the smell of a driver who has recently eaten food, after which a very unpleasant aroma remains.
All this information will be recorded and taken into account by applications for ordering a taxi or a joint flight. Users will be able to set their preferences, acceptable threshold for odor strength and unacceptable aromas. Customers will receive information about the odors found in the cabin before placing an order, so they will be able to change their decision in advance and choose another option.
According to the developers, such a system will help not only increase the comfort of travel, but also avoid allergic reactions in passengers.
Although the presence of a patent application, or even its approval, does not guarantee the release of a real commercial product, but movement in this direction will significantly increase service in the transport sector.
Earlier, we also reported that Tesla is developing a laser glass cleaning system for vehicles.
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