June 16, 2024

New technology monitors the driver’s hands to determine if he is ready to drive

New technology monitors the driver’s hands to determine if he is ready to drive

The technology for tracking the movements of the hands of distracted drivers calculates how long it will take for a person to take control of the car in an emergency.

When automakers settle all the legal aspects of using Level 3 autonomous driving systems, vehicles will begin toThis technology will allow you to get people to their destination on their own.The driver is distracted by the road to write a text message or watch a video.

In emergency situations, suchcars will still rely on peopletherefore, it is important for them to know how quickly he can respond and take control. To solve this problem, researchers from the University of California developed a special surveillance system.

The team took an existing program fortracking the movements of the whole body, and adapted it to monitor the location of the wrists and elbows of the driver, as well as the passenger, if any. They then developed and used machine learning algorithms to teach the algorithm how to interact with unmanned control systems.

During the tests, the technology determined the positioneach of the eight key joints with an accuracy of 95%, but it failed when the driver covered parts of his body or he was not wearing typical clothes with many patterns that were not presented in the images analyzed during training.

According to the team, most of the problems can be solved by placing cameras in more convenient places and expanding the set of training photos.

However, human reaction still plays a key role in safety, so in order for drivers to be able to notice and interpret the information on the dashboard more quickly,  Bosch is developingA new generation of interactive 3D displays.

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