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SEAT is experimenting with technology that a driver studies to detect if they fall asleep

The Spanish car manufacturer Seat is working on technology to follow the eyes of a driver and recognize signs of sleepiness.

The company cooperates with an Israeli company that has built an algorithm to then examine the openness of the driver, the viewing angle, the flashing frequency and the position of the head.

Eyesight Technologies uses cameras and sensors and combines this with artificial intelligence to recognize early warning signals that the driver is falling asleep.

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The Spanish car manufacturer Seat is working on technology to follow the eyes of a driver and recognize signs of sleepiness. The company cooperates with an Israeli company that has built an algorithm that then examines the openness of the driver, the viewing angle, the blinking frequency and the position of the head

The Spanish car manufacturer Seat is working on technology to follow the eyes of a driver and recognize signs of sleepiness. The company cooperates with an Israeli company that has built an algorithm that then examines the openness of the driver, the viewing angle, the blinking frequency and the position of the head

Eyesight Technologies uses cameras and sensors and combines this with artificial intelligence to recognize early warning signals that the driver is falling asleep

Eyesight Technologies uses cameras and sensors and combines this with artificial intelligence to recognize early warning signals that the driver is falling asleep

Eyesight Technologies uses cameras and sensors and combines this with artificial intelligence to recognize early warning signals that the driver is falling asleep

The Tel Aviv-based company says that an alarm sounds when the system detects that the driver is asleep. It also works when it sees the driver being distracted by his cell phone

The Tel Aviv-based company says that an alarm sounds when the system detects that the driver is asleep. It also works when it sees the driver being distracted by his cell phone

The Tel Aviv-based company says that an alarm sounds when the system detects that the driver is asleep. It also works when it sees the driver being distracted by his cell phone

HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK?

Eyesight Technologies, based in Tel Aviv, has built an algorithm that then accurately examines the driver’s openness, viewing angle, flashing frequency and head position.

It collects data from cameras and sensors in the cabin that are trained on the driver.

The information and algorithm are controlled by AI and help detect early warning signals that the driver is falling asleep.

The system can also remember the preference of the mirror and the seat position of each driver.

The Tel Aviv-based company says that an alarm sounds when the system detects that the driver is asleep.

It also works when it sees the driver being distracted by his cell phone.

The technology can also identify the driver of previous journeys and automatically adjust the seats, mirrors, heating settings and other cab functions.

Ultimately, the software will also be able to detect pedestrians and analyze whether the driver has seen them.

Stefan Ilijevic, head of product innovation at SEAT, said: “In total, more than 90 percent of traffic accidents in Europe are caused by human factors.

“The main reasons are distraction and fatigue, excessive speed and alcohol and drugs.

‘At SEAT we are working on solutions to prevent negligence behind the wheel and to considerably reduce traffic accidents.

“We are working with some of the world’s smartest companies on key technology to save lives, because our long-term vision is a world without accidents. ”

Cameras and sensors in the car are becoming more common, with anti-drowsiness and security systems that monitor passengers who are becoming more general.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, BMW unveiled a prototype of the vehicle that allows drivers to control the inside of the car with only their eyes.

A high-definition camera mounted in the dashboard follows the head and eyes of a customer to identify exactly what they are looking at – inside or outside the car.

BMW claims that drivers can look outside a car window at a restaurant where they come by and get to know the menu, opening times and even a table.

So-called gaze recognition will be available for the first time to customers in the BMW iNEXT from 2021 in addition to improved gesture and speech recognition in a package that the German car manufacturer calls natural interaction.

Together with most major car manufacturers, Seat invests heavily in its technological infrastructure and recently announced a system that allows cars to talk to them about the road infrastructure.

The latest Seat Leon, for example, is connected to the cloud that immediately delivers data about nearby traffic lights.

The driver is then told what color the light will get when he arrives – assuming he does not exceed the speed limit.

Together with most major car manufacturers, Seat is investing heavily in its technological infrastructure and recently announced a system that allows cars to talk to the road infrastructure around it. The latest Seat Leon, for example, is connected to the cloud that immediately provides data about nearby traffic lights (photo)

Together with most major car manufacturers, Seat is investing heavily in its technological infrastructure and recently announced a system that allows cars to talk to the road infrastructure around it. The latest Seat Leon, for example, is connected to the cloud that immediately provides data about nearby traffic lights (photo)

Together with most major car manufacturers, Seat invests heavily in its technological infrastructure and recently announced a system that allows cars to talk to them about the road infrastructure. The latest Seat Leon, for example, is connected to the cloud that immediately provides data about nearby traffic lights (photo)

Information is shared with the built-in 10-inch infotainment screen and allows drivers to slow down or speed up their approach to prevent unwanted delays.

When the Leon approaches a traffic light, a warning appears on the screen to indicate whether it will be red, green or yellow by the time the car arrives.

Then real-time traffic data sent directly from the car to the ‘cloud’ is used to calculate how far the car has been driven from the lights and the speed.

The process – which only takes 300 milliseconds – connects cars to the cloud via an internet connection.

Rival Ford is also working on the connectivity of its vehicles and recently announced that it will roll out Local Hazard Information Technology (LHI) for most vehicles.

Ford wants to equip 80 percent of its 2020 vehicles with technology that warns drivers of upcoming traffic accidents, bad weather and traffic jams.

The system collects data from other connected road users, emergency services and the authorities and sends it directly from the cloud to the car.

Warnings appear on the dashboard display of the car and warn the driver of what is around the corner.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, BMW unveiled a prototype of the vehicle that allows drivers to control the inside of the car with only their eyes. A high-definition camera on the dashboard follows the head and eyes of a customer to identify exactly what he is looking at - both inside and outside the car

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, BMW unveiled a prototype of the vehicle that allows drivers to control the inside of the car with only their eyes. A high-definition camera on the dashboard follows the head and eyes of a customer to identify exactly what he is looking at - both inside and outside the car

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, BMW unveiled a prototype of the vehicle that allows drivers to control the inside of the car with only their eyes. A high-definition camera on the dashboard follows the head and eyes of a customer to identify exactly what he is looking at – both inside and outside the car

Rival Ford is also working on the connectivity of its vehicles and recently announced that it will roll out Local Hazard Information Technology (LHI) for most vehicles. Ford wants to equip 80 percent of its 2020 vehicles with technology that warns drivers of upcoming traffic accidents, bad weather and traffic jams

Rival Ford is also working on the connectivity of its vehicles and recently announced that it will roll out Local Hazard Information Technology (LHI) for most vehicles. Ford wants to equip 80 percent of its 2020 vehicles with technology that warns drivers of upcoming traffic accidents, bad weather and traffic jams

Rival Ford is also working on the connectivity of its vehicles and recently announced that it will roll out Local Hazard Information Technology (LHI) for most vehicles. Ford wants to equip 80 percent of its 2020 vehicles with technology that warns drivers of upcoming traffic accidents, bad weather and traffic jams

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