As the 21st century marches on there is a distinct move toward combining different kinds of technology. Ford is the newest company to be doing this in its attempts to bring new in dash apps to their cars. At times it seems as though some of the most interesting and odd technological concepts you will ever see pop up in relation to cars. Of course there is a concept of the flying car which has been talked about in one form or another for years. We also brought you the phone book destroying car stereo just for pure destruction purposes. Other times the concepts that come out of the car companies actually seem to make our lives better and the new in-dash app suite that Ford is looking to produce falls into that category.
Ford announced earlier this week that they are bringing out several different apps that will, in one way or another actually monitor your health and warn you when something seems off. These apps are all going to be included in a future version of the Ford Sync communications interface. The car company is working with three different medical technology firms in order to develop applications that would measure blood sugar and interrupt whatever you are listening to in order to tell you to pull over to a restaurant. Other apps will actually automatically roll up the windows in an effort to avoid high pollen congested air.
Ford says that this technology is still very much in the planning stages and that consumers shouldn’t expect these apps in the Ford Sync network for at least another couple of years. While Ford is the latest company to work on these types of health based apps, they are hardly the first. Perhaps the most inventive of these advances has been from Nissan. That car maker announced that some of their future models will offer in-car air purifiers and will occasionally spray drivers with a Vitamin C mist.
One app that Ford has announced it has no interest in, despite its real time benefits, would be an app that measures a driver’s blood alcohol level. Why the company is focusing on lesser health risks like pollen, while avoiding an app that could actually save lives is something that needs to be questioned.