Denso has released a camera-based driver status monitor that checks for distractions, drowsiness, sleep or inappropriate posture in order to prevent potential accidents.
The safety monitor captures images of the driver’s face through a camera that is installed in the cabin. If drowsy or distracted driving is detected, the monitor voices an alert.
A driver’s condition is detected by the product and recorded on a SD card. A fleet manager and the driver can review the driving status, including the number of voiced alerts, and view an image of the driver when the alert was triggered.
The driver’s condition can also be relayed to the fleet manager in real-time, making it possible to warn the driver or take action in the event of an emergency.