Car Of The Future Will Sense When You're Having A Heart Attack

Some people feel so attached to their vehicles that it seems their minds and hearts are locked into the same wavelength as the machinery. The feeling could one day become a reality.

Engadget reports Ford’s European research team has developed the prototype of a system that will monitor your heart without touching your skin, allowing the system to report problems to the vehicle’s safety mechanisms. Presumably the technology will one day stop drivers suffering heart attacks from going out of control and causing accidents.

Here’s a video demonstration of the technology:

Do you think the potential safety benefits of such technology outweigh the creepy intrustion?

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