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Hyundai Mobis Develops Driver State Warning System

Hyundai Mobis has developed a driver state warning system that can recognize the driver’s face and track their eyes. 

The Driver State Warning (DSW) system analyzes the driver’s facial biometric data and warns about careless driving situations, and that it will supply it to main mid/full sized commercial vehicles for the first time in Korea as of 2021. The system is expected to contribute to preventing big traffic accidents caused by careless driving.

Existing driver state warning systems, which have been applied on a limited basis to some premium sedans and commercial vehicles, could only recognize the direction of the driver’s face and the opened or closed state of their eyes.

According to the company, the new DSW system offers a new level of careless driving detection accuracy through driver identification based on facial feature points such as eyes, nose, mouth and ears as well as eye tracking through pupil recognition.

The system combines driver state data captured from an indoor camera with chassis data such as speed, transmission and handling for analysis, securing a higher level of reliability.

It utilizes an infrared camera installed in the vehicle to detect careless driving caused by drowsy driving, distraction and fatigue. To prevent traffic accidents, the system detects lane departure and lane crossing caused by careless driving and calls the driver’s attention with cluster indication, alarm sound and vibration.

The driver identification feature supports registration of multiple drivers and with this new system, Hyundai Mobis is also considering connecting it with personalization features such as automatic adjustment of seats and mirrors.

Source: Press Release

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