Or do they deserve to be punished rather than pampered?
As we all know, the problem of road rage is not limited to American streets, and we have been reporting outbreaks of insane violence from all across the world. Obviously, some drivers are simply not able to deal with the stress of daily commuting as well as others do. But what should be done with these people? Clearly, violent behavior will be punished, but is there a way to eliminate it altogether before it even happens? According to French auto part manufacturer Faurecia, this new seat, developed together with NASA, might be able to do just that.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Faurecia's director of innovation explained: "What we basically do is to monitor respiration rate and heart rate in the seat, and we derive stress and energy level from that." Based on the ratings, the seat can offer several relaxation modes to cool down that raging temper – from fans that will cool the driver's body down to massaging elements built in to the seat that will keep that driver in his seat and other drivers safe. The seat could be fitted in cars as soon as 2020. Can this driver's seat really mean the end to road rage?