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Audi FitDriver System Keeps You Healthy While Driving

Audi's FitDriver System Will Actively Make Adjustments To Relax & Reinvigorate The Driver

Audi FitDriver System

Luxury automaker Audi has decided to join the fitness gadget arena with its newest FitDriver system. Basically, Audi can monitor your body’s vitals via your personal fitness tracker or even your smartwatch. Things like your current heart rate and skin temperature to determine your state of health. This data that is gathered by Audi FitDriver goes into the vehicles sensors and can determine the driver’s driving style, weather-and-traffic conditions and breathing rate. If you happen to get stressed out while on the road, This new system will adjust the car’s economy to attempt to decrease the stress levels. Things like triggering a seat massage, adjusting temperatures inside or playing a video that instructs you on doing breathing exercises. If the flow of traffic is too vast and stressful, FitDriver may suggest that you pull over at a rest stop until it dies down. In the future, FitDriver will commence a “piloted emergency stop” and place an emergency call in extreme cases.

There is no exact date for when this system will be active, and Audi disappointed us by saying that FitDriver only applies to German models. Hopefully, they bring it to America along with their electric and autonomous rides.

Audi Fit Driver Press Release
Audi Fit Driver

Audi envisions a future in which drivers leave their cars more relaxed than when they entered them. The car, as a personal yet simultaneously connected space, is ideal for health and fitness monitoring. Under the motto “my Audi cares for me”, Audi Fit Driver will become a supportive driving companion.

The Audi Fit Driver project focuses on the well-being and health of the driver. A wearable (fitness wristband or smartwatch) monitors important vital parameters such as heart rate and skin temperature. Vehicle sensors supplement this data with information on driving style, breathing rate and relevant environmental data such as weather or traffic conditions. The current state of the driver, such as elevated stress or fatigue, is deduced from the collected data. As a result, various vehicle systems act to relax, vitalize, or even protect the driver.

The goal of Audi Fit Driver is to provide the optimal driving experience, custom-tailored to the current condition of the driver by means of, for example, a relaxing or invigorating seat massage, suitable climate control, adaptive infotainment and a fitting interior lighting concept.

The ability of a vehicle to actively reduce the driver’s stress level and improve concentration is completely new. Upon detecting increased stress, Audi Fit Driver initiates a video tutorial in the cockpit for a specially designed breathing exercise This approach – known as biofeedback – is already successfully employed in performance sports and medicine.

Intelligent rest break management considers current traffic flow when recommending a break, allowing the driver to relax at the nearest rest area instead of being stuck in traffic.

In a later project phase, Audi Fit Driver will incorporate driver assistance and safety systems, as well as future piloted driving functions. In extreme situations, the car can execute a piloted emergency stop and place an emergency call via the eCall system.

As always at Audi, data protection has the highest priority. Personal data is never shared or distributed without express consent.

Equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice.