Mini 45 electric car, an AI driven children’s toy

Mini 45 electric car, an AI driven children's toy

Hyundai revealed details of a small electric car called the mini 45, which is equipped with emotional adaptive vehicle control (eavc) technology. The technology is based on artificial intelligence and optimizes the vehicle environment according to the driver’s emotion. This small electric vehicle is designed as a children’s toy and supports children’s treatment at Sant Joan DEU hospital in Barcelona through the “little big e-motion” project.


Eavc can optimize the vehicle environment according to the information inside and outside the vehicle. Hyundai is developing the technology as part of an academic research collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. Eavc monitors facial expressions, heart rate and respiratory rate and combines readings with vehicle inputs, including speed, acceleration, noise and vibration.


The AI technology is then used to process the data to optimize the vehicle environment and actively control the vehicle system, including lighting, climate, music and fragrance distributors. This is the core technology of little motion. The electric vehicle is used in hospitals to support the movement of young patients from the hospital bed to the treatment room. This journey is considered to be one of the most stressful for children.

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Hyundai Motor has released a video about a mini electric car being used to help relieve stress in a little girl who is worried about being treated. The car uses a facial emotion recognition system to interact with the driver, which uses a camera in front of the seat to identify emotions in real time. Breathing exercise belt wrapped in the body, air bag can exert pressure, ease anxiety, make breathing more stable.


The heart rate monitoring sensor and accelerometer can measure the passenger’s heart rate and respiratory rate. Emotional adaptive lighting displays green, yellow and red, and displays children’s emotional state in color. This kind of perfume can be blown out by the children’s self-adapting fragrance, which can help the children to breathe with a smile.