Drowsy driving claims many lives as it slows reaction time, reduces vigilance in paying attention to the road and impairs information processing.
To combat this, Guardian Optical Technologies has announced that it has added the position of a driver’s head to the many safety elements to the company’s advanced “All in One” sensor.
Guardian is a Tel Aviv based company dedicated to enabling “passenger-aware” cars, with cutting-edge sensor technology that makes cars safer and more convenient.
The company’s stand-alone automatic sensor system is built from the ground up to work with automotive hardware and software, including all built-in safety systems, such as seatbelts, airbags.
Drivers are constantly kept aware of conditions and people in their cars, allowing them to sidestep dangerous human error, including unintentionally leaving infants behind in the car.
The system combines video image recognition (2D), depth mapping (3D), and optical micro- to macro-motion analysis to constantly scan and track occupants and objects anywhere in the vehicle, using low-cost, automotive-grade components.
The sensor identifies the location and physical dimensions of everyone in the car, distinguishing people from objects. By detecting micro vibrations, the system can register, in some cases, a presence even without a direct line of sight.
Source: Press Release