The Drowsy Driver
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This paper describes a study that uses human-machine interactive features of the automobile to determine if the driver of the automobile is becoming drowsy. This mechanism is intended to provide a warning to the driver in such a situation. In this way, the drowsy driver can be kept awake by the vehicle he or she is driving, a safety feature that could prevent many accidents caused by drowsy drivers. Several studies that have approached the issue of drowsiness detection based on the use of artificial neural networks are described. The paper includes two charts.
From the Paper:"For the current project, some of this existing research may be adaptable to a new use or may provide guidance for solving the problems associated with drowsy driving. For the current project, the primary goal is to develop an algorithm, using the programs of Matlab, Simulink, and Stateflow, an algorithm that can determine an automobile
driver's relative awareness or drowsiness while maneuvering the vehicle. While this seems quite concise in summation, in reality there is much to consider when talking about the issues involved in such a development. For example, it should be asked what created the need for designing this new system and what would be the right technique in developing the system for driver use. Another question to be raised is what problems does the developed algorithm not take into account during its development, issues that may have to be considered later."
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