How do you monitor drivers behind the wheel?

Here is what it takes to monitor drivers involved in the behavioral study:

Data for the Naturalistic Driving Study was captured using an array of instruments tracking multiple activities inside and outside the study vehicles.

Multiple videos
Machine vision:

  • Eyes forward monitor
  • Lane tracker

Accelerometer data (3 axis)
Rate sensors (3 axis)
GPS: latitude, longitude, elevation, time velocity
Forward radar:

  • X and Y positions
  • X and Y velocities

Cell phone:

  • Automatic collision notification, health checks, location notification
  • Health checks, remote upgrades

Illuminance sensor
Infrared illumination
Passive alcohol sensor
Incident push button – audio (only on incident push button)
Turn signals
Vehicle network data:

  • Accelerator
  • Brake pedal activation
  • Automatic braking system
  • Gear position
  • Steering wheel angle
  • Speed
  • Horn
  • Seat belt information
  • Airbag deployment
  • Many more variables

Published 12-20-13