To encourage efficient and safe driving, drivers are screened and evaluated on driving habits. Advanced Driver Drowsiness Monitoring System or Driver Fatigue Monitoring System to detect and monitor behavior and fatigue levels of drivers are emerging which makes the cars more intelligent for avoiding accidents on roads. Systems are being developed for real-time monitoring of vehicles which controls the speed of the vehicle and fatigue level of the driver to prevent accidents. The primary components of such a system will be microcontrollers along with some sensors like an eye blink, gas, impact sensors, alcohol detecting sensor, and fuel sensors. GPS and Google Maps APIs are used to track the location of the vehicle which can be sent to a predefined number in the system.
In a single day, 250,000 drivers fall asleep on the road, and at least one crash occurs due to driver fatigue every 25 seconds. In the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1000 are injured due to distracted driving. In order to tackle this, there must be a system in place that is able to sense the cognitive presence and drowsiness of the driver. For the sake of the driver’s safety and that of his/her passengers.
Driver Drowsiness Monitoring System – Answer to Driver Fatigue
Using a driver-facing camera, the system detects the different nuanced cognition levels of the driver using machine learning and neural networks. We use a combination of different parameters for the Driver Fatigue Monitoring System:
This is to determine the ‘wakefulness’ of the driver.
Driver Fatigue Monitoring System
The Driver Drowsiness Monitoring System uses automotive-grade image sensors that capture infrared images of the driver’s eyes, using patented pupil identification technology and a high-speed digital signal processor to analyze & identify if the driver is either drowsy or distracted. The contactless setup and a sophisticated algorithm give the device the ability to understand the state of drivers even in tricky conditions like in presence of strong lighting during noon hours, drivers wearing sunglasses, etc.
Safe Lane Keeping & ADAS
Advanced Driving Assistance System, based on AI, Machine Learning & our proprietary neural engine & computer vision technology is capable of reducing collision accidents with an early warning when it detects potential collision dangers during driving, which also helps to improve driving behaviors and overall driving safety.
Forward Collision Warning: When the system detects an imminent collision danger with cars ahead, it will trigger visual and audible warnings up to 2.7 seconds in advance.
Headway Monitoring & Warning (HMW): When the vehicle is too close to the vehicle ahead, the system will issue visual and audible warnings.
Front Vehicle Departure Warning: When the vehicle in front starts to move forward in a traffic jam or at the traffic light, but your car remains still, the system will issue a visual and audible alert.
Virtual Bumper: It’s designed to warn drivers of unintentional forward movement during a traffic jam, reducing the incidence of non-fatal fender bender accidents. The system will issue visual and audible warnings.
Over Speed Warming (OSW): Injuries caused by overspeeding are mostly fatal. When the system detects vehicle speed over the predetermined value, it will trigger warning alerts to make sure the driver slows down.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW): When the vehicle departs from the current lane without turning signals, the system will issue visual and audible alerts. The images below show an example of how lane mapping is done using IR and Optical cameras to create a cloud point-like architecture.