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Updated: Mar 8

The TS-DS03 is a driver state intelligent early warning terminal, which based on image recognition technology and inbuilt image intelligent processing core algorithm independently developed by our company. On one hand, with special camera, the TS-DS03 can warn the driver once he/she have bad driver behaviors like fatigue, distraction, calling, yawning, texting, smoking and so on. It can also identify the driver ID. On the other hand, it can send data to monitor platform through GPRS/3G/4G device with serial port. It is suitable to safety management for private car, commercial vehicle, trucks, bus, dangerous cargo transport vehicle and so on.

Driver Distractions

The common driver distractions corresponds to phone calls, texting, and checking social media from mobile devices. The following research done by The Sunday Times and the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) measured driver reaction times and hazard-perception ability against a number of in-car distractions, including making and receiving phone calls, sending a text message on a phone, surfing social media and reading a text message on a smartwatch. The reaction times were measured against those of a driver engaged in a casual conversation with a passenger, to replicate a common driving situation.

In one test, realized by Will Dron of the Sunday Times Driving, using the TRL’s driving simulator, he took an average of almost three times longer (2.52 seconds) to react to a hazard while reading a message on a watch than while talking to a passenger (0.90 seconds). The only activity more distracting was using a phone to surf social media sites, which resulted in an average delay of 2.60 seconds. In the simulation, any delay above two seconds was considered dangerous. Holding a conversation on a hands-free set-up resulted in me taking an average of 1.35 seconds to react to a potential hazard, while using a handheld mobile led to a 1.85-second delay.

In another test, use of a smartwatch resulted in him veering out of his lane four times and being forced to take evasive action twice to avoid a collision, compared with no veering when talking to a passenger and no evasive action when using a handheld mobile. Read complete article