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Now, AI-based device to alert drivers when they fall asleep | India News


NEW DELHI: The need to ensure that defense vehicle drivers do not fall asleep while driving long distances has led to the invention of an artificial intelligence-based device that can alert the driver with a loud chime if their eyes are closed for longer three seconds. .
The device, developed by a Colonel Kuldeep Yadav of the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering in Secunderabad, has been tested on three army vehicles over three months. MCEME commander, Lieutenant General TSA Narayanan, said the trial was successful and this month they handed over a device to the Telangana government for testing on commercial vehicles.
“The current estimated price would be around Rs 10,000 for a device, but the cost will come down once there is full-scale production,” Narayanan told TOI.
The AI-based Accident Prevention System is a small, rugged device that can be mounted in the driver’s compartment. It can be easily mounted on existing cars and trucks.
In a study carried out for the Ministry of Road Transport in 2019, a quarter of drivers had admitted that they had fallen asleep at the wheel and this was more frequent in the case of truck drivers.

Times of India