Nissan has invented car seats that use your sweat to tell you how dehydrated you are

Nissan has developed sweat-sensitive car seats that turn a different colour if the driver is dehydrated.

It’s supposed to work as a safety feature, as dehydrated drivers can make as many mistakes as those who are over the drink-drive limit.

So the car manufacturer has produced a prototype material which they’re calling Soak, that coats the steering wheel and front seats and changes colour depending on the hydration levels of the driver’s sweat.

Once the driver is rehydrated, the seat will go blue again (Nissan)

Dr Harj Chaggar, a medical consultant for Nissan Motorsport, said: “While many athletes are well-versed on keeping hydrated, many people outside the sporting sphere remain unaware of the impact of dehydration on physiological performance.

“Sweat-sensing technology built into a car is an innovative way of highlighting this, aiding prevention by warning the driver directly.”

Nissan is not currently planning to add Soak technology to their vehicles.


 

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