A new car has been described as the modern day Kitt from Knight Rider.

The Senso runs on natural gas and determines the driver's mood by measuring biometric data and then adjusts the environment accordingly.

If the car detects an increase in heart rate or erratic driving it uses a selection of relaxing colours, music and even smells to help calm the driver down.

These are integrated into the futuristically designed interior panelling, which bathes the cockpit in dazzle-free ambient light.

And should the central computer establish any symptoms of sleepiness in the driver, electric motors integrated in the seat will shake him awake by vibrating.

The new car's design is also radical with the driver sitting alone in the middle of the front row, flanked behind by two passenger seats.