Volvo cars will recognize drivers facesJanuary 6, 2019
In 2019, Volvo will offer buyers of its cars as a paid additional option special video cameras for recognizing the driver’s face. This new technology can be very useful.
A video camera installed opposite the driver will be able to determine the state of his health by his face and eyes. For example, a program based on monitoring of the retina of the eye will determine the level of glucose in the blood, as well as other parameters affecting driving. If the system detects that the health condition of the driver is deteriorating, then it will automatically report this to his relatives or hospital.
Also, the camcorder will help a special program to recognize the driver’s face. Thanks to this, systems will be adjusted for a particular driver, even the position of the seat and the favorite temperature of the air in the cabin.
Unfortunately, there are very few details about video cameras for drivers. We know that Volvo has previously used them in the program Drive Me, which provides for the creation and testing of vehicles with autonomous driving system. Such vehicles will activate autonomous driving when, for example, the camera will notice that the driver is falling asleep.
That is, Volvo will use video cameras to monitor the driver and his behavior. This led some journalists to call this latest technology “spyware”.
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