Toyota Patents Eye Lid Detection Technology to Ensure Safety of the Driver

A lot of road accident happens because instead of paying attention to the road, the driver is distracted by doing something else such as texting or talking on the phone. As the best solution for this is most probably a self driving car, however, it will take some time before a self driving car is able to be release for public use. Currently the self driving car is still under road testing for some of technology as well as automaker companies such as Google or while the government is coming up with the rule and regulation to keep the safety of everyone.

, recently, has patented a technology which is able to detect the driver’s upper eyelid as well as the driver’s lower eyelid and uses the distance to determine how open the eyes are.  This technology is actually already existed somewhere but whenever there is a redeye, it will return false results. Therefore, is trying to come up with ways to overcome this issue by adding in an algorithm to detect if the redeye occurs where the skin is already assumed to be then the system will go back and track the accurate location of the eye.

There is no further information on how the company is going to use the technology in their upcoming car production but an accurate data representation is always useful. Apparently Toyota is not the first and only carmaker who is experimenting on the , GM (General Motors) and Jaguar Land Rover is also experimenting with the idea.

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