This November, Ford registered copyright for a new technology aimed at maximum safety for vehicle users.
Specifically, Ford’s technology targets the ability for people inside the cabin to have private conversations. For example, a person sitting in a car has to have a private conversation on the phone that other people cannot hear.
Another case is that two people are talking to each other in the car and do not want the others to hear. Furthermore, conversations of people sitting in the cabin are not heard by people outside the car.
The mechanism of the system Ford is developing is quite simple. If the car detects that the user is making a sensitive conversation (or they activate the system themselves), 2 operations will be performed at the same time.
First, the volume of interactions will be calculated. After this, the space around the person having the conversation will be examined (by sensors and cameras) to see if anyone is able to hear the conversation information.
If no one is detected eavesdropping, the system will automatically shut down. However, if it detects that there is someone in the listening area, the system will emit a jamming sound (if the listener is outside the vehicle), or use sound neutralization technology (if the listener is in the vehicle) to stop the transmitted sound. Will use.
According to Ford, they can use artificial intelligence to direct sound in the cabin to certain seating positions. Thus, passengers in two situations can talk to each other more clearly without fear of noise interference and without fear of disturbing others.
If Ford can improve this technology, it will be a powerful weapon for their self-driving car models in the future. It cannot be ruled out that this technology can also be used to isolate sound from each area, allowing each passenger to access a different type of entertainment.