Over one million people die in car accidents each year. These are not good statistics.

Driving doesn't have to be like this. Car manufacturers are hoping to see self-driving cars reduce accidents much sooner than many of us think. The problem of car safety could be addressed by the year 2023.

A new generation of automobiles built by Mazda and Toyota have an array of sensors that can detect when a driver is not fit to drive. It can include sudden illness like a heart attack, epileptic seizure or nausea. The introduction of multi-modal sensors to cars will continue to reduce risks for drivers and others on the road because human error accounts for over 90 percent of all auto accidents.

The new generation of cars will keep you safe while keeping you healthy.

The evolution of multi-modal sensors to track and positively influence drivers' health and wellbeing will continue to grow in the years to come. The "Urbanosphere" concept was released earlier this year. The vehicle will include stress-detection programs that incorporate technologies like facial scanning and voice analysis monitoring systems to assess how drivers are feeling at any given moment. This real-time data is used to give personalized relaxation recommendations to drivers.

Similar technology applications can be seen in other automotive leaders. The company's "Smart Cabin" has sensors that can record a driver's vital signs and adjust car conditions based on that data. If your car's CO 2 levels are registered as being too high or dangerous, your car could roll down your windows or use the outside circulation mode for your AC system. An ongoing acceleration of programs developed by companies like Mercedes, where in-car comforts like the Energizing Coach suggest appropriate interventions based on a driver's monitored stress levels.

There are plenty of data-backed opportunities to keep us safe and healthy on the road with over 65 million cars sold this year.

Good care of your vehicle is a priority for responsible drivers. The health of our investments is protected by regular maintenance. Vehicles will take care of us too. Money is pouring into the automotive industry, multi-modal artificial intelligence technologies are on the rise, and self-care is front and center.