Sensors in the car seat should be falling asleep driver detect




Researchers at Nottingham Trent University are working on technology where sensors in the driver’s seat continuously measure various physical characteristics to determine if the driver is struggling to sleep. If necessary, temporarily eg cruise control on.

Sensors in car seat The British university cooperates with sensor manufacturer Plessey to weave that is used to coat. The seats for the sensors in the textile The sensors are in accordance with Innovations in Textiles in order to generate. an electrocardiogram In addition to the heartbeat, the sensors may also perspiration and other body characteristics of the driver monitors.

If the data shows that threatens to stagger the driver asleep than the on-board alarm strike in an attempt to scare waking him or her. If this fails, the researchers would like to activate such features to keep the car in the right lane and turn. By active cruise control other safety

Although there already exist systems based on cameras that claim to be able to detect whether a driver falls asleep, this would be the first time that we work with sensors that can be invisible. Processed in a car seat Moreover, the researchers suggest that the sensors could be used, for example, to detect, in which the system should automatically be switched on. An alarm service of a heart attack with the electrocardiograms collected also used

When the first car with this sensor system will come on the market is not yet clear; the Plessey Company is working with the university to improve the techniques.

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