Cars of the Future May Take Drivers’ Pulses and Monitor Drowsy Drivers
There has been a long-term reduction in the death rate on the roads of the United States, although it still seems to be too high on Virginia’s highways.
But in the future technological advances to cars, could make driving a lot safer.
In a recent article the Wall Street Journal reported how a number of car manufacturers are accelerating research into equipping cars and trucks with biometric sensors that would monitor the vital health signs of a driver including pulse, breathing and whether a driver has sweaty palms.
The technology could mean cars will be able to tell if drivers are suffering health problems or are falling asleep at the wheel, which is a common cause of accidents.
Although road accident trends have been moving in the right direction, there is a concern out there at the increasing temptation new technology is giving drivers to become distracted.
At the same time the baby boomer generation is aging, meaning more older drivers with slower reactions and more health problems are likely to be on the roads of states such as Virginia and North Carolina.
Already some Lexus and Mercedes models use in-cabin cameras to monitor drowsiness and erratic driver behavior.
Bu we are some way away from seeing this kind of technology on mainstream models.
If you have been injured in an accident by a drowsy or a distracted driver, contact our experienced Virginia Beach auto accident attorneys for a free consultation.
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