A twin camera system that spies on drivers and warns them if they appear about to be falling asleep has been developed in Australia. The device also alerts drivers who are not paying enough attention to the road.
Twin cameras keep a constant vigil on the positions of a driver’s facial features, including the chin, nose and ears. The technology then determines where the eyes should be, based on that information. Facelab alerts the driver if his or her eyes are straying from the road, or if there is excessive blinking, which could signal the onset of an untimely and likely fatal nap. Volvo is sponsoring the Australian research.