Kia is getting ready for the post-autonomous driving era with the debut of its future emotion recognition technology, which will be shown off next month at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Kia Emotion Recognition Technology

One day autonomous cars will be the norm, so to preview the new in-car tech that could be added to Kia’s future autonomous cars, it’s created the interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit. The concept will show off Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D.) System that was created with help from MIT.

The R.E.A.D system can change the vehicle cabin based on the driver’s emotional state through artificial intelligence-based bio-signal recognition technology. The technology’s goal is to make the mobility experience more joyful, so it monitors a driver’s emotional state and tailors the interior environment according to its assessment.

“We have developed R.E.A.D. System to create an interactive future mobility in-cabin space by converging cutting edge vehicle control technology and AI-based emotional intelligence,” stated Mr. Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research & Development Division of Kia Motors. “Consequently, R.E.A.D. System will enable continuous communication between drivers and vehicles through the unspoken language of ‘emotional feeling’, thereby providing an optimized human senses-oriented space for drivers in real-time.”

Source: Kia