Driver Monitoring Systems Can Detect Drunk Driving

Seeing Machines extends its industry-leading DMS to Occupant Monitoring - -  Seeing Machines

“What’s happening in the U.S. Senate this week potentially opens the door to a camera-based real-time solution, which will be the first time that the U.S. automakers will have the ability and the requirement to look at real-time physiological changes in your body that occur when you are inebriated,” Dr. Mike Lenné, chief science and innovation officer at Seeing Machines told TechCrunch. “There are distinct reliable changes to the way you scan the environment, to the way your eyes respond to stimuli, which is why the police use that ‘follow the finger’ test.”

This is one of those insights that seems so obvious when it’s pointed out that I’m embarrassed I didn’t think of it earlier. Reuters has a good overview of the public policy, and TechCrunch has a good overview of the technology.

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