This week’s in-depth article looks at the trend of having vehicles more and more defined through screens—their size, number, image definition, and seamless integration into the cabin. While they bring great new opportunity for enhanced HMI with voice and gesture control, they also cater for non-driving related activities (not to mention intricate controls and nested layers of menus), so they can also bring great risks of distraction.
So, new safety safeguards are needed. Driver Monitoring Systems, as we’ve been explaining a lot lately, will alert the driver whenever they aren’t paying enough attention to the road. But what other solutions might exist? Well…maybe regulation to limit activities which would need more than a few seconds to execute. Fine as far as electronics built into the car might go, but smart handheld and wearable devices can easily be brought or worn into a vehicle. So this idea is probably a dead end, which means DMS is really the solution.
DVN Interior will continue, as we did during the DVN US Workshop a few weeks ago, to give you all news and reports about DMS technology. And save the date for April 26-27 2022, for next DVN Interior Workshop with an extended session on DMS with the world’s leading subject matter experts. Save your seat there by joining the DVN Interior community!
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