Apart from speeding, Volvo sees driver distraction and intoxication as the primary areas that need addressing to improve safety in cars, and plans to tackle both by installing driver monitoring systems in the near future.
“We believe driver monitoring is the next big thing in active safety technology. In the short term it has a key role in detecting fatigue and distraction. However, these ‘Guardian Angel’ systems will also be fundamental to the safe introduction of the first automated driving systems, by ensuring that the driver is ready to take back control of the vehicle when it is no longer in automated driving mode,” says Avery.
Nice one Cella. "Euro NCAP has, for many years, rewarded seatbelt reminders and such systems remain a central part of occupant status monitoring. In addition to SBR, new technologies exist which can monitor the condition of the driver: whether or not he or she is alert and paying attention to the driving task.
new technologies monitor the STatus of the driver: alertness and attention to the driving task
Driver fatigue and distraction can be major factors in accident causation and can be detected directly by eye-monitoring sensors, for example, or indirectly by identifying driving behaviours which are characteristic of an impaired driver."
I must complement you on your perceptiveness Sven. To read between the lines and take so much meaning from the text that is not actually on the page, to flesh out the narrative in the way you do is most creative. :)
Interesting but the only reference to any reduced revenue I can see is "Seeing Machines has experienced a reduction in the rate of sales growth compared with the same period last year across all divisions. The Company has therefore implemented a range of permanent structural changes and temporary cost savings designed to ensure its financial strength and counter the effects of the current global crisis. These measures will also permanently reduce costs, positioning the business for profitable growth as demand returns." which is as I would expect for any business. We have seen a huge drop in SP and, IMO, this should see some of the fears that prompted that drop mitigated.
not what you wanted this morning eh? "These initiatives are expected to result in significant ongoing cost savings for the business, estimated at approximately A$12m over the remainder of FY2020 and FY2021, thereby helping preserve Seeing Machine's balance sheet strength."