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Denso Infrared Climate ControlAdmit it, climate controls never quite get it right. But bouncing an infrared beam off your face might change that.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:09 You know, for all the fancy automatic temperature control you see on the dashboard these days, doesn't really work, does it? You end up going cowboy anyway, jerking the fan around and changing the temperature slider to get it just right. The folks at Denzel, a major automotive supplier, have an infrared technology that actually reads the temperature on the surface of your skin, each passenger individually. Seems kind of creepy, but it can really tell how warm you are, not how warm the air is at some sensor in the dashboard. Now once you get an accurate temperature how much I'm sphitzing [phonetic] in the back seat, you can tell these guys to blow more cold or warm on me, truly accurately. Now the technology can currently be found on the Lexus LS - what can't be? But you can imagine this is going to trickle down relatively soon to cars that more people can afford, so the car can do a much better job of telling if you're hot or not. ^M00:00:59 [ Music ]