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Technologies that revolutionize how to drive will be the key for car manufacturers that will try to stand out.
The next step is using facial recognition technology for driver monitoring system. The technology in addition to observing you as you drive, will also recognize you and adapt the driving environment to specific seating, climate, and driving preferences.
The challenge here for car manufacturer will concern their ability to implement safety systems using sensors from in-cabin monitoring systems & Driver Monitoring Systems.
The ability of the latter to carry out their mission while respecting eye safety standards, such as facial recognition, will be a key issue in order to improve the safety of the driver and his passengers.
The most recent line of innovation concerns Interior Monitoring Systems & Driver Monitoring System.
These systems can be based, as for autonomous driving, on a combination of artificial intelligence and sensor, either visible (camera) or infrared (LIDAR).
While these two sensor systems both have advantages and disadvantages, infrared sensors allow greater precision in the 3D geometry of the cabin and driver. This makes it easier for an NIR system to scan the driver’s face for sign of tiredness or drowsiness.
In addition, it is easy to imagine automakers including facial recognition systems in the starting parameters of vehicles, thereby significantly increasing the overall safety of cars.
As for other laser sources, the flux emitted by NIR light sources emitter needs to comply with safety regulations. The safety standard IEC608225-1 specifies a maximum permissible exposure limit to ensure eye safety. This limit applies to an aperture of 7mm corresponding to human eye aperture at 10cm.
ELDIM can provide the VCProbe-NIR-STG product range to enable R&D or standardization of LIDAR system transmitters for Interior Monitoring Systems & Driver Monitoring Systems.