Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd’s ITS technology will be demonstrated at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 14-27, 2013.
The Aisin demonstration car offers visitors a first-hand opportunity to experience Aisin’s futuristic Intelligent Transport System technology.
Innovative features of the Aisin Human Error Monitoring System include:
(1) Sensors buried inside the seat monitor the driver’s heart rate, breathing rhythm, and general body movements for signs of irregular behaviour.
(2) An infra-red camera positioned on the steering column cover monitors changes in the driver’s facial expressions for attentiveness (face and eye gazing direction) and drowsiness (eye-opening measurements).
In addition to these features of the demonstration car, Aisin Seiki is also developing novel technology for monitoring the driver’s state of mind by measuring brain waves.
If the system detects signs of irregular driving then the driver is given an audio warning accompanied by seat vibration. If the driver ignores these warnings, the Human Error Monitoring System automatically applies the brakes and guides the car to a stop on the hard shoulder or road side. Finally, the System transmits an SOS via the smart phone of the driver.
The Aisin Human Error Monitoring System will, in the future, be integrated and synchronized with life and health care products produced by Aisin group companies to monitor the driver’s health—such as the quality of sleep and symptoms of flu— round the clock.