Driver errors are a significant contributor to road accidents. One of the leading causes of these errors is the ineffective state of the driver caused by inattentiveness, fatigue, distraction, inexperience, or medical incapacitation. Which is why monitoring drivers help to reduce accidents.
The driving monitoring system includes a camera-based driver monitoring systems (DMS) pointed at the driver’s face which provides a real-time evaluation of the presence and the state of the driver. DMS can help provide alerts to the driver and initiate an intervention to manage the control of the vehicle. In semi-autonomous vehicles, such as Level 3: Conditional automation, the driver must be ready to take back control of the vehicle. The driver monitoring system ensures that the driver is prepared to take control of the vehicle when the situation dictates.
Beyond the driver, occupant monitoring systems can be valuable to understand their condition and even to provide a tailored environment specific to an identified occupant.
NXP offers dedicated silicon solutions for both driver monitoring system and occupant monitoring systems.