Getting stuck in traffic is boring. But there's distraction there that can keep you awake though sometimes it can be dangerous if you're not paying attention. Another thing that's dangerous on the list is this thing called "highway hypnosis
." It is when you go into a zombie like autopilot phase on a long highway drive when there's not much to distract you.
Hyundai-Kia engineers and the University of Michigan are embarking on a study that will measure brainwave activity in order to track the body's slide into highway hynopsis.
Since driver fatigue is quite common, Hyundai-Kia plans to develop a method for warning drivers when they are at the moment of zoning out.