Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The most successful driver-assistance systems today are not real-time, like the EyeQ system-on-chip (SoC) from STMicroelectronics and Mobileye, but, instead, offer reports on dangerous driving incidents the next day. By using pattern recognition to detect risky driving and on human experts to give advice on how to improve each individual's driving safety record, companies like DriveCam Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) are lowering costs for fleet owners and bringing peace of mind to parents worried about reckless driving by their teenagers. DriveCam monitors its in-vehicle cameras 24/7 for $75 per month, for which you get recordings of all risky events plus written evaluations and concrete advice for improving driver safety.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 8:37 AM