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.