Ford has designed a fatigue suitNovember 22, 2018
The total weight of the suit exceeds 18 kg – therefore, the full effect is created of the degree of deterioration in attention and physical fatigue that occurs when the driver is overworked.
Ford has developed a special suit that simulates the state of falling asleep at the wheel. It includes weights and special glasses that mimic the extreme degree of fatigue, including microsone – uncontrolled sleep, because of which the driver can go blindly for 10 seconds or more, while not necessarily with his eyes closed.
In the Ford said that the “sleepy suit” allows you to feel how fatigue weakens the attention of the driver. Its total weight exceeds 18 kg – therefore, the full effect of the degree of deterioration of attention and physical fatigue that occurs when the driver is overworked is created.
“Overwork is the main cause of almost every fifth accident *.” According to experts, the lack of sleep for more than 18 hours can lead to a deterioration in the ability to drive, which is comparable to exceeding the permissible level of alcohol in many countries,” – said the press service of the American company.
Previously, Ford decided to demonstrate the danger of driving a car in a state of hangover using a special suit. According to the press service of the American brand, it weighs more than 17 kg and consists of a special vest, weights for the ankle and wrist, a headset, glasses and headphones. In combination, these elements can mimic typical hangover syndromes: fatigue, dizziness, throbbing headache, and problems with concentration.
“The hangover suit” clearly demonstrates all the negative residual effects of alcohol consumption and the associated risks for both the driver and all road users,” – said Jim Graham, program manager for Ford Driving Skills for Life.