A revolutionary feature against motion sickness comes to iPhone and iPad: goodbye to nausea

A revolutionary feature against motion sickness comes to iPhone and iPad: goodbye to nausea
A revolutionary feature against motion sickness comes to iPhone and iPad: goodbye to nausea

On May 15, Apple announced a series of new accessibility features, ahead of World Accessibility Awareness Day. Among these new features, for example, is a feature that allows you to control smartphones and tablets with your eyes, or Vocal Shortcuts, which allows you to perform tasks with personalized sounds. But the firm also presented a revolutionary feature called Vehicle Motion Cues, for people who get motion sickness.

Apple’s solution to motion sickness

You’ve probably already noticed that some people feel nauseous when using a screen in a moving vehicle. According to Apple, this is because there is a disconnect between what the user sees and what they feel when they are in a moving vehicle. And to help people who have this problem, Apple will offer Vehicle Motion Cues on iPhone and iPad. To limit sensory lag, this feature will display dots on the screen that represent the vehicle’s speed and movements. Using sensors built into the iPhone and iPad, these points move based on acceleration and turns.

Apple indicates that it will be possible to automatically activate this accessibility feature when movement is detected, or to activate it manually in the iPhone’s Control Center. Unfortunately, this new product is not yet available and it is therefore difficult to know how effective it is against motion sickness. Apple says its new accessibility features will be available by the end of the year. And it is very likely that these will arrive with the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 updates for the iPhone and iPad. Normally, these versions will be presented in June during WWDC, then they will be launched in September.

Important updates for Apple

In any case, the next updates of iOS and iPadOS are very important. Indeed, in addition to including these new accessibility features, iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 should also include new features based on generative AI. Lately, Apple has continued to point out that it is working on this technology. And according to the latest rumors, Apple should improve its Siri assistant using generative AI, so that interactions with this assistant are more fluid and natural.

In any case, Apple needs new AI features to remain competitive. Indeed, Samsung already offers many AI features on its high-end smartphones. And Google recently announced several integrations of its Gemini model on the Android operating system.

  • Recently, Apple introduced new accessibility features for the iPhone and iPad
  • These include Vehicle Motion Cues for people who feel nauseous when using a screen in a moving vehicle
  • In order to limit the sensory shift which is the cause of this feeling of nausea, the firm has points which move following the movement of the vehicle
  • This new feature should be available on iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, for iPhones and iPads
  • iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 should also include Apple’s new features in generative artificial intelligence (to counter Google’s and Samsung’s new AI features)

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