Mitsubishi Cars Will Know When You’re Distracted

A new technology from the automaker detects absent-mindedness and other cognitive distractions using deep learning Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a new technology for the automotive industry that is able to detect absent-mindedness and other cognitive distractions in drivers. Once implemented in vehicles in the future, this could greatly improve safe driving behaviors behind the wheel by quickly alerting drivers when they lose concentration on the road. So if their mind starts to drift while on a long journey, the system will immediately provide a warning so they can pull over and take a break. Although there are current systems that are able to tell when people are drowsy or inattentive, cognitive distractions have been more difficult to detect because the symptoms for these are sometimes evident in a driver’s…


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