Mitsubishi Announces Machine Learning Technology That Detects Cognitive Distractions In Drivers

The automaker says its deep learning technology could help to lower drivers’ errors by up to 66 percent.(Photo : Scott Olson | Getty Images News) Mitsubishi has certainly been mashing the dash on delivering high-powered technologies as of late. Nearly two weeks since announcing its automated driving concept car and days after rolling out with its road-illuminating signal concept, the Japanese automaker announced Monday that it’s developing a technology to detect cognitive distractions in drivers. According to Mitsubishi’s press release, the technology will be used to detect absent-mindedness in drivers when their vehicles are traveling straight. The way the technology will work is via a machine-learning algorithm that it refers to as deep learning. Mitsubishi believes this technology will mark a first for the automotive industry. According to the Fuji Chimera Research…


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