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Old 04-19-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Body Meters - Physical Conditions and FE

In an unrelated Google search, I found this...

http://racingsecrets.com/drag_race_consistency.shtml

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...The ?human machine? does not come equipped with such useful gauges. Psychologists, however, know that certain measures such as blood pressure and pulse rate greatly influence such things as decision making and reaction time!...
They're selling a product (didn't even look) but that sentence caught me... We know that driving technique, mood, etc. plays a huge role in fuel economy. How do you think a blood pressure gauge or pulse rate meter will affect FE by making the driver aware of his/her physical condition (therefore being able to make a conscious change)?
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They won't notice it as they're staring glassy-eyed into space while blasting through intersections with cell phones stuck to their heads.
Soo true, soo true!
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A friend could have used one last monday as he woke up on the shoulder at about 65 mph at 1am in the morning thinking that he just hit the jersey barrier . . . no damage found so far but he dropped off a 4 inch roadway onto dirt? in a Scion tC which is pretty low to the ground with low profile tires. Looks like a standard BP gauge that can be had for less than that - I have one from panasonic and it works great only my BP is too high today.
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A friend could have used one last monday as he woke up on the shoulder at about 65 mph
I believe that Citroen and/or Volvo is working on/has a device the scans the drivers eyes checking for "adequate" activity. If there is not enough or the lids close the car attempts to wake the driver.

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I believe that Citroen and/or Volvo is working on/has a device the scans the drivers eyes checking for "adequate" activity. If there is not enough or the lids close the car attempts to wake the driver.

Neat.
I've seen prototypes for that type of system It monitors how frequently you blink because when you're tired or loosing focus, you start blinking more often
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