The Swedish automotive company combats distracted and drunk driving by setting up sensors and cameras in the interior.
Volvo Cars, a Swedish automotive company plans to fit sensors and cameras in the interior of the newly manufactured cars, thereby preventing cases of drunk and distracted driving. The company will interfere if the driver fails to respond to the alert signals sent or even cap the speed of the vehicle. Alerting the drivers will take place on video calling service and in case of failure of response, the vehicle will automatically slow down and be parked on the side. The company may also send attendants in case of emergencies.
The fitted cameras and sensors will determine whether the driver is distracted or drunk based on the following factors: if the driver tends to close his eyes more often, if the reaction and response time of the driver is very slow, if he tends to look away from the road for a longer duration, if the driver unnecessarily crosses the lanes for no reason, zero steering inputs and getting distracted after regular periods. The Swedish company plans to install the novel technology in all the new cars beginning from 2020 model year. The company is yet to reveal further specifications of the cameras and sensors. Furthermore, the 2021 model year cars will also have ‘Care Keys’ to prevent exceeding the speed limit of 112 miles per hour.
However, the questions raised against the innovative technology includes whether the drivers feel conscious will driving and will they be comfortable knowing that their every action is being monitored. The company commented in a press release that it, “wants to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right or maybe even the obligation to install technology in cars that changes their drivers' behavior.”
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