Scientists have recently developed a computer algorithm that is capable of detecting when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.
This system work with the help of internally attached cameras and artificial intelligence to identify hand movements that deviate from normal driving behavior and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.
The developer of this well-researched program, Fakhri Karray, stated that information could be used to improve road safety by warning or alerting drivers when they are dangerously distracted.
The scientists also added that advanced self-driving features are increasingly added to conventional cars which can harm drivers focus. Moreover, these self-driving features are signs of serious driver distraction that can trigger protective measures, said the developer.
This technology has been built while keeping the machine-learning techniques in mind. The scientists stated that this system can recognize texting, talking on a cell phone or reaching into the backseat to retrieve something.
By: Priyanka Negi