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How New Technology Can Prevent Driving Accidents

Falling asleep while driving - copyright:  Vadym Rybin Drowsy driving is a common item on any DMV knowledge exam. Thanks to technology, there are now systems that can warn fatigued drivers before they drop off to sleep, reducing the risk of fatal driving accidents. The Alertometer is an in-vehicle drowsiness detection system that uses a camera to capture images of the driver's face and a microprocessor to detect slow eyelid closures. The automatic tracking system knows which eyelid closure patterns are normal, compared to those that may be due to fatigue.
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