Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

  A recent National Sleep Foundation study discussed on ‘Good Morning America’ showed that 37 percent of all drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel, and over 60 percent have driven while drowsy. In one year, 100,000 crashes involving drivers asleep at the wheel account for 1,500 deaths. Aside from the health problems associated with […]

The Perfect Car Seat

The Perfect Car Seat

  Anyone who braves a long commute or conquered a solo road trip knows that we’ve become inured to uncomfortable seats in our cars. But leg cramps and numb buttocks aren’t the real safety concern. In the ongoing battle to keep drivers from getting sleepy, Nissan has debuted what they call “fatigue-free seats” that are […]

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

  Sleepy drivers could be warned by electrostatic non-contact heart rate sensing, claims Plymouth-based Plessey Semiconductors. According to the firm, it is possible to tell when a driver is starting to become sleepy from beat to beat heart rate variability. The firm’s proprietary sensing technology, branded EPIC, is capacitive and can detect body electricity, from the […]

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

  A new Android app will bring lane derivation warnings and driver fatigue alerts to not just Volvos and Mercedes-Benzes, but AMC Pacers and Yugos. CarSafe, developed by computer science researchers at Dartmouth College and led by Professor Andrew Campbell, uses data from smartphone cameras and internal mechanisms to warn drivers if they’re being unsafe. […]