Watch a Lexus RC F Monitor its Driver’s Heartbeat with Special Paint

Watch a Lexus RC F Monitor its Driver’s Heartbeat with Special Paint

Ford isn’t the only automaker experimenting with electroluminescent finishes.

Lexus Australia has teamed up with Tricky Jigsaw, M&C Saatchi Australia’s creative tech division, to create a one-of-a-kind Lexus RC F that has a heartbeat. No seriously, the paint on this Lexus RC F moves in time with a driver’s pulse, thanks to electroluminescent paint from Ohio-based Lumilor. The coat of paint is integrated with an electronics setup that feeds data through a collection of sensors attached to the driver.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Lexus RC F Review

According to Ben Cooper, Group Innovation Director of Tricky Jigsaw, the goal of the Lexus RC F project was to develop “a car that’s connected to the driver and displays their heartbeat in real-time. Bringing the thrill of driving the Lexus RC F to life.”

The concept took about six months to build and has other possible applications like developing a vehicle that could potentially understand a driver’s biometric outputs. For example, a car could possibly temper road rage or recognize a tired driver by mapping biometric signals with telematric data.

Check out a video of the Lexus RC F gaining a heartbeat below.

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[Source: Wired]

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  • Jim Mc Cool

    This is some futurist stuff! I like it.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Now that’s cool! And it has a real use unlike what Ford’s doing >.>

  • pywaket_1

    Doesn’t having a heartbeat require the driver to be alive? From what I can tell, most Lexus drivers are dead. At least their souls are.

  • Mike

    Haters gonna hate.

  • Rick Castle

    The RC was very well styled. Always loved the look of a Lexus.