Technology Against Drowsiness
Driving while tired is just as bad as drunk driving. Being tired lowers your inhibitions and makes you more prone to getting into an accident. To prevent this, companies are working on detecting the fatigue of drivers at the wheel. Using sensors and 26 different parameters, they analyze the eyes and faces of drivers, both in the dark and when they’re wearing glasses, and emit an alarm as a warning. They’ll also make the driver’s seat vibrate. This will also translate to using a phone at the wheel while driving. According to Tom Tom, the company Volvo already has a system in place, called Driver Alert, “with a 97% success rate at determining a driver’s drowsiness. There are other independent devices that the driver can place in their vehicle themselves, which help to reduce the risks associated with loss of concentration while driving.” (Vrio Europe).