Uber could make your drive to and from work more efficient with their new patent to cure car sickness. The disruptive transport company is developing a system for autonomous vehicles that would use light bars, moving seats and blasts of air to reduce motion sickness. This would enable people riding in self-driving cars to engage in productive activities such as reading, writing and other work-related tasks. Described in the patent as a "sensory stimulation system for autonomous vehicles," the technology would train passengers to prevent car sickness (also known as kinetosis).
One of the touted benefits of self-driving automobiles is the recovered commute time. As such, motion sickness could be a serious barrier stopping people from adapting to autonomous cars.