When it comes to innovating advanced automotive technology, Tesla is almost unmatched. The latest offering from the US electric car maker is an advanced river monitoring system that can detect and count driver yawns and blinks. This advanced driver monitoring system is said to be able to track how drowsy the driver is.
The advanced driver monitoring system comes at a time when Tesla has been criticized for not emphasizing driver monitoring through Autopilot, or the advanced driver assistance features under the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package. A Tesla hacker said in an online post that the automaker has introduced new vehicle features that track yawns and blinks to ensure drivers don’t get drowsy. The car’s system tracks this information using a camera facing the cabin to ensure the driver is paying attention to the road ahead, rather than using a handheld device.
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The Twitter user further revealed that Tesla tracks these metrics even when the driver is fully awake and driving on his own. It’s unclear what Tesla plans to do with the information it collects, though. Additionally, it is unclear whether Tesla has requested permission to collect data from users.
The reasoning behind this data tracking is also difficult to understand as Tesla aims to achieve Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving in future vehicles. These metrics are more useful for Level 2 and Level 3 autonomous driving. no job.
One possible reason behind this metric tracking could be Tesla’s desire to improve its Autopilot system, which is known for sending numerous alerts to drivers about putting pressure on the steering wheel, to improve safety. An improved driver monitoring system can be used to reduce the number of alerts, which is known as autopilot nag.
First published date: May 16, 2023 at 10:10 AM CST