GM wants to check drivers with sensors for head and eye movements




The American automaker General Motors has partnered with sensor manufacturer Seeing Machines. GM wants to integrate the sensors of this company in cars. The software saves alarm if, for example, the driver struggling asleep or busy with his mobile phone.

GM The sensor of the Australian Seeing Machines will be used by General Motors new cars integrated in half a million over the next five years to go, reports the Financial Times. In which models the security system will become available, it is not yet clear.

The sensors detect head and eye movements, and to determine whether the driver has his eyes have focused well on the road or that he is distracted by falling. Example, to pack a cell phone or threatens asleep In case of danger, the system sounds an alarm.

The algorithms Seeing Machines develops could also recognize facial expressions. Privacy would also not be the case, because the sensors permanently store any information.

GM wants the sensors initially work to improve road safety, but the sensors can be possibly used in the future to operate by only briefly to look at. Trip computer Furthermore, the sensors can be used to prevent car theft and the Australian company is also working on other sensors that can determine whether the driver may have consumed alcohol.


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