How Cars Know if You’re Sleepy or Distracted

How Cars Know if You’re Sleepy or Distracted

Tech Tuesday Number 2: Staying Awake, Keeping Alert

Hazards posed by distracted driving are much older than widespread smartphone use.

Before texting-while-driving became a media buzzword, the plan was to cut down on drowsy drivers, sending a few automakers into action to develop systems that measure your driving style to determine if you’re at risk of falling asleep at the wheel.

Volvo and Mercedes both offer these kinds of systems, while other automakers have slightly different technology that builds on this foundation to deliver a similar alert system.

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