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The Rinspeed Senso is an advanced future concept from
2005 that explores the idea of monitoring the drivers
feeling and mood, and making interior environmental adjustments
Ignoring the quite frankly vulgar bodywork and moving
straight to the Senso's interior, the Senso measures the
drivers biometric information by the use of a pulse rate
monitoring wrist watch, and a 'Mobile Eye' camera recording
driving behavior. This camera monitors how well and how
often lane changes are made, proximity to vehicles in
front and traveling velocity. The data gathered is then
run through an onboard computer algorithm which evaluates
the drivers overall state of mind.
Based on scientific research and the drivers disposition,
the Rinspeed Senso produces visual, acoustic and aromatic
stimuli to allow the driver to achieve 'relaxed attentiveness'.
Depending on the required stimulus, four small LCD monitors
emit dazzle-free ambient light into the drivers line of
vision, they include; stimulating orange and yellow, relaxing
blue and violet or neutral green color.
The visual display is backed up by specially composed,
digitally stored sounds, and specially developed scents
which flow in through the ventilators.
Should the Senso 'sense' the driver is feeling tired,
by tracking eye movement, the seat will vibrate to alert
the driver. Its quite a clever car really.
Back to the body, Apparently the exterior was influenced
by architecture. It didn't work. The end result looks
more like a badly produced 3rd-rate film prop.
The 1385 kg Rinspeed Senso is powered by a 250 bhp Porsche
Boxster S engine, modified to accept petrol and natural
gas. This clean burning fuel reduces CO2 emissions by
up to 30%. It is also capable of propelling the Rinspeed
Senso to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
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