June 26, 2019

Kia to Preview AI­-based Real­-Time Emotion Recognition Technology at CES 2019

Kia will be revealing AI­-based real-­time emotion recognition technology at the 2019 CES Show
Kia will be revealing AI­-based real-­time emotion recognition technology at the 2019 CES Show

Kia Motors says it will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post­-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Kia’s interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit will look to a future when autonomous driving is the norm and priority is given to improving the human mobility experience. The company says that central to this concept is the Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D.) System – a technology based on a joint research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Affective Computing group.

Kia says the R.E.A.D. System can optimise and personalise a vehicle’s cabin space by analysing a driver’s emotional state in real ­time through artificial intelligence­-based bio-­signal recognition technology. The technology monitors a driver’s emotional state and tailors the interior environment according to its assessment – potentially altering conditions relating to the human senses within the cabin.

Kia’s CES exhibit will also feature several other advanced in­-car and mobility technologies focused on the brand’s ‘emotive driving’ concept, with more details set to be announced in the build­up to the 2019 event which will take place in Las Vegas from January 9-12.