Eye-Tracking Car Tech Will Help Drivers Remain Focused
While Google is certain of the future with driverless vehicles, a trend of improving the driver is emerging. Soon, cars will come with a built-in system that will keep an eye out for a dozy driver.
Seeing Machines, a company based in the Australian capital of Canberra, has created a compact system of monitoring the driver. Using infrared lights and built-in cameras, the devices capture images and extracts relevant information from the photos. At 60 frames per second, an on-board program will calculate your head’s position and where your eyes are looking.
The Seeing Machines device accurately tracks the driver’s attention visualized by a “driver awareness halo.” The device is meant to work alongside current Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that help avoid collisions through sensors in different parts of the vehicle.