A report from The Huffington Post details the new technology from automakers designed to prevent drowsy driving and help keep drivers alert.
For years, automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Nissan and Ford have implemented technology addressing drowsy driving, such as pre-collision systems and lane-departure warning systems, in some of their upscale vehicles.
Some automakers aren’t stopping there. According to PC Magazine, Volvo is expanding on its Driver Alert Control technology, which it unveiled in 2007, with a new system that uses small LEDs to illuminate a driver’s face and monitor it for physical signs of drowsiness.
Guttersberg Consulting, a German firm, is also testing a “smart” steering wheel that detects driver weariness. It is reportedly in talks with automakers who are interested in the smart wheel.