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Distracted Driver Detection Systems

This AI-Infused Car System Offers Distracted Driver Detection

— September 13, 2017 — Autos
Many drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk despite the numerous laws in place to eliminate the dangerous act of texting and driving, so the University of Waterloo has come up with a method of distracted driver detection in the form of an artificially infused car system.

The system combines cameras and AI to determine when drivers are engaging in dangerous behaviors. Using an intelligent ranking system, the car's AI will conclude various threat levels, intervening when deemed necessary. For example, texting on a busy highway would rank as a high threat, while turning on the air conditioning on a deserted side road wouldn't register as a danger.

If dangerous behavior is detected, the system will amend the issue by alerting the driver of the behavior, even going as far as controlling the car autonomously.
Trend Themes
1. Artificial Intelligence in Driver Detection - The integration of AI technology in car systems provides disruptive innovation opportunities for improving driver safety and reducing accidents.
2. Intelligent Ranking Systems for Threat Detection - The use of intelligent ranking systems in car AI allows for accurate assessment of the level of danger posed by distracting behaviors, enabling timely intervention.
3. Autonomous Control for Driver Safety - The implementation of autonomous control features in car systems offers disruptive innovation opportunities for automatically correcting dangerous driving behaviors.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Industry - The automotive industry can leverage AI-infused car systems and intelligent ranking systems to enhance driver safety and address the issue of distracted driving.
2. Technology Industry - The technology industry can contribute to the development of AI-based distracted driver detection systems and intelligent ranking algorithms for integration into car systems.
3. Safety and Security Industry - The safety and security industry can explore opportunities to provide advanced driver monitoring and intervention solutions to prevent accidents caused by driver distraction.
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