IBM (International business machines corporation, NY) has developed a software that holds a conversation with the driver to determine whether the driver can respond alertly enough, called “ Artificial Passenger ”.
This was designed to make long solo journeys safer and more bearable.
Detecting frequency of up and down nodding and left to right rotations of the head within a selected time period with the camera.
Determining frequency of eye blinking and eye closing.
Determining frequency of yawning of the driver within the selected time period with the camera
Generating an alarm signal in real time if the frequency value of the up and down nodding, the left to right rotations, the eye blinking, the eye closings, the yawning exceeds a selected threshold value.
Interface with Neighboring Cars - Determines if a driver presents a high safety risk for ex. falling asleep, tired, inexperienced or under the influence of alcohol and signals the cars nearby to be careful of the driver.
Medical Application -The system can monitor a driver and detect if they are sick ,for ex. having a stroke or heart attack.
In any problem it alerts the vehicles near by , so the driver there can become alert.
Opens and closes the doors and windows of the car automatically.
It is also used for the entertainment.
Also used in cabins in airplanes, trains, boats etc
Will provide us with shortest time routing based on road conditions changing because of weather and traffic, information about the cars on the route, destination requirement (as-flight has been delayed etc)
Successful implementation of Artificial passenger would allow use of various services in car like reading emails, navigation, downloading music files, voice games etc without compromising on driver safety