BP: “We want to get the ball rolling”
BP has said it is considering launching an innovation to tackle the growing use of headgear in cars to keep passengers comfortable.
The oil and gas giant said on Monday it is working with a team of designers, engineers and executives to develop a headgear solution that is safe, effective and environmentally responsible.
The initiative, which BP has dubbed “headgear for cars”, is based on a technology BP acquired in 2015.
The technology works by attaching sensors, sensors and actuators to a car’s steering wheel to measure head movement and to measure body temperature.
The sensors detect how much pressure is being applied to the car’s upper and lower extremities, and if the car is in a crash, if a driver is in the driver’s seat, if the driver is distracted or if the vehicle is in motion.
It also provides the driver with information about how to change the headgear.BP said the new technology could be used by up to 20 million cars in the UK by 2020.
The carmaker said it was working with leading suppliers to bring the technology to market, and hopes to offer a range of head-coverings for each car model, which could include leather, plastic or leather.