New System Using Steering Wheel Input will Detect Driver Drowsiness [VIDEO]
Apr 28, 2014 18:49
Drowsiness detectors are a great way of cutting down the number of road accidents due to sleepy driving. Researchers from the Washington State University developed and are testing a different approach based on the position and movement of the steering wheel instead of sensors to monitor a driver's face.
“Video-based systems that use cameras to detect when a car is drifting out of its lane are cumbersome and expensive. They don’t work well on snow-covered or curvy roads, in darkness or when lane markers are faded or missing,” according to Hans van Dongen, one of the university professors working on the project.
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