This is the technology that all cars will have to carry from 2024

Of the many functions of technology, security is the one people work on the most. The perfection of the mechanisms (when it works), makes us increasingly dependent on electrical devices for any activity or process, and the last to integrate new gadgets to be safer will be cars.

Driving technology is gaining more and more momentum, self-driving cars are about to become a reality, but in the meantime we have to keep driving them ourselves and that’s why we are also working to make this process more sure.

To this end, the European Union established on 6 July that from 2024, any new model that wishes to be sold on the territory should be equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) installed.

Among the different systems that ADAS integrates, we highlight those that specialize in detection of fatigue and sleep, since 93% of accidents are due to the human factor and distractions experienced while driving. For this reason, the EU wants to introduce systems that detect fatigue and warn the driver that he is not fit to drive.

One of the most popular ways for manufacturers to do this is to use camera systems installed inside carsbeing the company Affectiva one of the most advanced and used in this sector.

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He is cameras equipped with Artificial Intelligence analyze the cognitive and emotional states of the conduitra of his face and his voice, and determines what is the state of it. Cameras that can be placed in different positions observe aspects such as head position, blink times, yawning or distraction levels to examine the driver’s condition.

If the system detects fatigue or tiredness, will issue a series of warnings and alerts to indicate to the driver that he must stop to rest or that he is not fit to drive.

These systems work, even if sunglasses, masks or other accessories are worn, and not only analyze the driver, but also collect information from other passengers. Apparently, the company has already entered into agreements with up to 14 major car brandsalthough for privacy reasons we only know that Volvo and BMW are among them.

Many have been surprised that the EU supports the integration of cameras inside private vehicles, as in the past it has opposed biometric identification in public spaces. However, it seems that they are sheltering in a small void that defends that does not collect any personal information, since they do not record or store this data, they only analyze it to give an answer at the time.

Apparently all data will remain in the car, and no one from the outside will have access to it, at the moment this seems somewhat remote, however, from 2024 any new car will have this technology or similar installed.


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