EDITORIAL: Driver monitoring system fitment to rise in next few years amid growing focus on safety and autonomous driving
In the long term, as industry gradually shifts toward fully autonomous driving, in-cabin sensing will take lead over driver monitoring
With vehicles becoming more connected and automated, driver monitoring system (DMS) has become a must have technology to monitor driver’s attention and prevent distracted driving. While greater connectivity features such as navigation and hands-free calling have enhanced drivers’ in-vehicle experience, they have also become a key source of distraction while driving, leading to accidents and causing injuries and deaths. In the United States alone, distracted driving claimed 3,166 lives in 2017, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released last month.