Drowsiness and drunk driving are one of the major causes of major road accidents. Automakers are applying driver error monitoring techniques to prevent this.
Hyundai Mobis, the parts manufacturing division of Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd., has developed a smart cabin controller that can monitor and analyze various biological signals such as the driver’s posture, heart rate, and brain waves in real time to ensure safe driving.
This safety technology focuses on the occupants, not the performance of the vehicle, and operates autonomously from the entire vehicle package, ensuring that the driver provides the tools to drive as effectively as possible. ..
According to the company, this is the first time a dedicated healthcare controller has been developed that can perform integrated analysis of various vital signs.
Jeong Jae-sun, Head of Research and Development at Hyundai Mobis, said: “Based on our unique vital signs database, we have further upgraded this technology to prevent drunk driving, stress management, and prevent drunk driving.”
The technology behind Hyundai Mobis’ new cabin controller
Mobis, which named the new technology the smart cabin controller, said it was equipped with four sensors. A 3D camera that captures the posture of the occupant and an ECG sensor attached to the steering wheel monitor the driver’s heart. Earset sensors measure brain waves flowing around the ears, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) sensors measure cabin temperature / humidity and carbon dioxide levels.
The controller analyzes various vital signs collected from these sensors in real time to support safe driving.
Based on this information, any digital display system in the vehicle may sound or display an alarm.
If the ECG sensor detects a driver’s high stress level, we recommend switching to autonomous switching mode or you can stop the vehicle if necessary.
If the CO2 level is too high, you can open a window or switch to external circulation mode. “It is hoped that this technology will evolve further and guide the vehicle to the emergency room in the event of an emergency such as cardiac arrest,” added Jeong Jae-sun.
Last year, Hyundai Mobis announced the brainwave-based driver monitoring system “M.Brain” and the autonomous driving cockpit system “M.VICS” equipped with various new healthcare technologies such as ECG sensors, driver monitoring cameras, and car sickness. did. Reduction technology.
Driver attention is assessed by combining driving data such as lane departure, steering control, acceleration and deceleration with other data on driver status such as blink detection.
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