Research Reports

Automatic Detection of Driver Fatigue - Phase 3

Principal Investigator:

Sarbjit Sing Kaur, Martin Eriksson, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos

June 1999

Report no. Mn/DOT 1999-30

Projects: Automatic Detection of Driver Fatigue - Phase 3

Topics: Safety

Monitoring the driver's symptoms can help determine driver fatigue early enough to prevent accidents due to lack of awareness. This report describes advances toward a non-intrusive approach for real-time detection of driver fatigue. It uses a video camera that points directly toward the driver's face and monitors the driver's eye to detect micro-sleeps, or short periods of sleep of about three-to-four seconds.

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