SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Thursday it had developed a smart controller that can analyze a driver’s biometric signals to ensure safe driving.
The newly-developed controller, called Smart Cabin, consists of four sensors to measure the passenger’s biometric signals, a controller that analyzes bio-signal information, and software logic.
The four sensors consist of a 3D camera sensor that can photograph the passenger’s posture in three dimensions, an electrocardiogram sensor mounted on the steering wheel, an earset sensor that measures brain waves flowing around the ear, and an air-conditioning sensor that measures temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide within the vehicle.
Based on such information, an alarm can ring or be displayed through the navigation system, digital cluster, or head-up display if the system judges that the driver’s health is poor or there is a sign of drowsy driving.
For instance, if the system detects that the driver has high stress levels through the electrocardiogram sensor, it recommends a shift towards self-driving mode.
When the level of carbon dioxide is high within the vehicle, it suggests opening a window or switching to external circulation.
The smart cabin technology will be upgraded enough to offer a precise guide to a hospital if emergency situations like cardiac arrest occur, and to prevent drunk driving.
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