According to a patent application, Ford is working on a solution to identify, categorize and compute odours found emanating from your ride share. Ford’s system would use an environmental sensor to determine the nature of the odours inside a vehicle and would compare those odours and their concentrations to a list of thresholds set by the ride-hailing customer.

For example, you have an intolerance to a brands’ air freshener. So, if you call for a car and the sensor detects that chemical profile in the car it wants to send to you, it’ll change up to your preference.


Whether it could work, only time will. Smells are so subjective and contextual. Intensity sure, that we can understand. It is like a volume switch, but the rest of it?

We are sceptical. This patent application is at best a method to dumb down the adventurous senses that is left in us.

Be brave.

Full piece reported on here – https://www.cnet.com/news/coronavirus-car-buyers-ride-sharing-public-transport/