Drowsy drivers

Saab system monitors eyelid movement to detect drowsiness

Published:  07 November, 2007

/>It measures a driver’s rate of eye blinking using infra-red cameras to detect the onset of drowsiness or inattention. The system alerts dozy drivers by using a combination of text and voice messages or vibrations in the seat cush

/>Death tolls from sleep-related incidents are three times higher than other accidents, presumably because the drivers do not swerve or apply their brak

/>The system will be tested over eight months in the Saab 9-3 SportWagon development car, supervised by the Road and Transport Research Institute in Sweden. The trial is part of a development and validation process that could see the system become available in future Saab ca

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