Eyesight Technologies is working with Ariel University’s mobile laboratory (M-Lab) to study the driver’s state behind the wheel.
The M-Lab is a research collaboration project run by university experts in the fields of computer science, robotics and human experience with a focus on designing user interfaces, feedback systems and driver-intervention schemes.
It tests real-world driving scenarios by utilizing sensors integrated into a test vehicle. Researchers collect data for external driving, driver state, stress, vigilance, fatigue and attention.
The M-Lab test vehicle is equipped with Eyesight Technologies Driver Sense, a driver monitoring system to study the driver’s face and eye, including blink rate, eye openness, head pose and other factors.
Eyesight Technologies utilized field tests and data to extract insights into the state of the driver, allowing them to evaluate, monitor and improve driver monitoring.
M-Lab uses Eyesight’s vision layer, detecting and tracking head pose and a variety of eye-related data as part of the research tools in various projects such as the driver’s ability to regain control of a vehicle in semi-autonomous cruise control.
David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight Technologies, said, “Ariel University is one of Israel’s most respected research institutions and we are very hopeful that the findings from this project will continue to advance automotive solutions and will help create a safer road.”