We take a look at the startups and corporates focused on in-vehicle health monitoring for drivers and passengers.
Automotive perception technology has made notable headway in recent years, mainly driven by the frenzy around automated driving.
Most startups and corporates working on perception technology — namely sensor hardware and computer vision software — have been focused on sensors for the vehicle’s exterior to help the vehicle identify and process road signals and surrounding objects.
In more recent months, companies have started leveraging this technology for the vehicle’s interior to track driver behavior and monitor passenger health, enabling a safer driving experience.
In-vehicle monitoring is coming for driver safety first, passenger health next
In-vehicle monitoring systems typically rely on sensors and computer vision software to track the movements of vehicle occupants and detect driver distraction and fatigue.
Much of the recent focus has been on monitoring the driver rather than the passenger, as automakers and auto suppliers are increasingly focused on driver assistance and driver safety.