Hyundai Brings Mini EVs to Sick Kids
Dec. 15, 2020—Hyundai has debuted mini electric vehicles to aid in the treatment of young patients at hospital Sant Joan Deu Barcelona.
As part of the Little Big e-Motion project, Hyundai has equipped each of the mini EVs with Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EVAC).
According to a press release put out by the automaker, "EAVC technology monitors facial expressions, heart rate and respiratory rate, and combines these readings with input from the vehicle including speed, acceleration, noise and vibration. The technology then processes the data utilizing machine learning to optimize the vehicle environment and actively controls vehicle systems such as lighting, climate, music and fragrance dispenser."
Joan Sanchez de Toledo, head of pediatric cardiology at SJD hospital said, “The hospital is very excited to have such a technology available for kids. This will dramatically change the way patients will face treatment.”