Toyota fancies cars with heart monitoring system

Jun 16, 2017, 8:13 AM EDT
(Source: David Quitoriano/flickr)
(Source: David Quitoriano/flickr)

A medical emergency such as heart attack behind the wheel puts both the driver and those on the road in danger of a crash. Toyota, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan, is exploring the possibilities of an algorithm-powered system that could monitor and predict an impending cardiac event and bring the vehicle to a safe stop if an emergency strikes.

Building such a system has its own challenges, for example, the technology should be able to accurately pick heart rhythms while rejecting external noises in the vehicle, writes New Atlas.

Although cardiac event emergencies are rare the system could be handy in limiting the damage should the driver lose control, notes Digital Trends.

TAGS: Toyota