Panasonic has developed a drowsiness-control technology for detecting and predicting a person's level of drowsiness and allowing to stay comfortably awake.
This technology, which can help prevent drowsy driving, detects a driver's shallow drowsiness at the initial state by accurately measuring the driver's states without physical contact, including blinking features and facial expressions, etc. captured by an in-vehicle camera, and processing these signals using artificial intelligence. Further, using measurement data from the in-vehicle environment, such as heat loss from the driver and luminance, Panasonic's new technology also predicts transitions in the driver's drowsiness level. The technology also combines thermal sensation monitoring function, allowing the driver to stay comfortably awake while driving.
The Japanese company will begin sampling the system in October 2017.