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Steady ride: Self-driving car seats promise motion sickness cure

Japan's NHK Spring develops headrest that minimizes jostling

As self-driving vehicles move from the test track to the road, NHK Spring has developed a car seat that helps delay the onset of motion sickness.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- While self-driving cars bring the promise of being able to sit back and enjoy the scenery for some would-be drivers, those who suffer from car sickness may feel apprehensive at the prospect of long rides where the machine does most of the driving.

To ease their pain, and the pain of other passengers, Japanese auto supplier NHK Spring says it has found the cure: a car seat that minimizes motion sickness for passengers in autonomous vehicles.

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