This Lexus RC F V8's Paint Job Flashes to the Driver's Heartbeat

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 28, 2015
References: lexus.au & gizmag
This Lexus RC F V8 isn't just an incredibly powerful and luxurious car, but it also features spectacular paintwork that flashes in time with the heartbeat of the driver. A concept vehicle designed by Lexus Australia and M&C Saatchi, this vehicle's paint reacts to electricity.

The flashing requires the installation of a heart-rate monitor worn by the driver. This monitor is connected to a special electrical system that processes the data and sends electrical charges to the car's body panels, corresponding to the wearer's heartbeat.

The paint, developed by Lumilor, 'flashes' due to a process that causes photons to be emitted in response to alternating electrical current. Regardless of the underlying mechanisms, what's clear is that this vehicle is ultimately quite spectacular, and it will be interesting to see if this sort of advanced technology ever makes its way into production vehicles.