Future Mitsubishi Cars Will Be Able to Detect Absent-Minded Drivers

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 30, 2015
References: mitsubishielectric & psfk
Mitsubishi has developed a driving detector technology that senses when a driver is distracted or absent-minded. Once implemented in the future, this could improve the overall safety of drivers by quickly alerting them with a reminder to pull over or take a break.

Although there are current systems that detect when a driver is drowsy, cognitive distractions are far more difficult to sense because its symptoms are less apparent. This industry-first technology has a machine-learning algorithm. The algorithm analyzes time series data that compares vehicle information and driver information, such as heart rate or facial orientation. Once a threat is sensed, the driving detector will initiate an alert regarding the perceived dangerous driving. This technology will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, and its installation in cars is not predicted until 2019.