RAC’s Attention Powered Car
A world first from WA.
When we decided to tackle the issue of inattention, we immediately hit a wall. How do you tackle an issue so broad it includes physical and mental distractions, as well as emotional and unintentional triggers?
The answer we’ve come up with is a bit Star Wars-esque, but we believe it could help us find the answers we need to save lives and reduce our appalling road toll – which by the way, is the worst in country.
Introducing the Attention Powered Car – a car that goes when you’re paying attention and slows when you’re not. Just like using the ‘force’.
Our hope is this world first innovation will bring much needed focus to the issue of inattention, help us explore the problem and find some life-saving solutions along the way.
See how we’re using neuro-technology to power the Attention Powered Car.
Where it all started
We asked how to make WA better and you told us.
RAC is for the better, we always have been. So when you bombarded us with suggestions on how to make this great state of ours even better, we were delighted – even with the more obscure ideas... Read more
It’s one of the biggest killers on WA roads. But it’s also one of the least talked about.
Why? There are many reasons. But first, what exactly is inattention? It’s simply any moment when your attention leaves the road. That might be to change the radio station. It might be turning and talking to the kids in the backseat. Or even driving on autopilot. It’s those split second distractions we all experience from time to time without even thinking about it... Read more