Ferrari 599 GTO cockpit

A true driver's car can seem to know exactly what the driver's thinking, but that's really not the case. Right?

According to the latest reports, Ferrari is developing a series of systems that will actually read a driver's mind and body to bring the relationship between man and machine that much closer. The reports stem from a patent application wherein Ferrari describes a network of technologies that will aim to read a driver's respiration, perspiration, blink rate, heart rate, blood pressure, cranial activity and other parameters, adjusting the vehicle's dynamics accordingly.

The hopefully non-invasive gizmos would be placed in the cabin ceiling, dashboard, steering wheel and seat, and are being developed in response to one simple conclusion: drivers think their abilities are beyond what they actually are. But is this one step too far in the development of electronic nannies?

[Source: Autocar]