In our two last DVN-I Newsletters, we wrote that audio and interior lighting are no longer just what one listens to when driving, nor just what one sees when sitting in the vehicle. This week’s in-depth article looks at the status of DMS (Driving Monitoring Systems). Regulation and consumer organizations are pushing the industry to improve safety with a mandatory application of these features. The planets seem to be aligned, as many companies—established suppliers and startups alike are competing with innovations to make it happen.
DMS started out as a safety feature to reduce accidents related to driver drowsiness and inattention. As they evolve to become more advanced, the industry will leverage this detection technology to improve more aspects of all vehicle occupants’ health and comfort. Aside from detection of mission-critical criteria, similar technology could detect mood-related criteria to improve the whole occupant experience during the trip.
DMS will be another focus of our next DVN Interior Workshop, this 25-26 April in Köln. The rubric of the event is Experience Interior • Technology for Safety, Comfort, & Fun. Get set to exhibit, to speak, or just to attend! Find more information here.