Crossovers DS 7 Crossback “taught” to monitor driver fatigueNovember 8, 2019
The driver’s condition will be monitored by special cameras. Since 2022, all new cars in the EU will be equipped with such fatigue control systems.
Citroen’s DS premium brand will equip its DS 7 Crossback with an innovative driver fatigue control system called DS Driver Attention Monitoring. It consists of two infrared cameras facing the driver, as well as a special sensor that monitors the position of the car. Cameras were installed behind the wheel and in the upper part of the windshield.
They fix the movements of the eyes, eyelids and neck of the driver, and in case of detection of signs of fatigue broadcast on a virtual dashboard and display the corresponding warning, which is accompanied by a sound signal. The sensor detects the position of the car relative to the road markings, which helps it to recognize inadvertent and chaotic driving movements.
The new system will help in time to warn the driver about the need for rest or stop, confident in the DS. So far, this system has debuted only on the DS 7 Crossback. However, starting from 2022, the installation of such devices on new cars will become mandatory for the EU countries.
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