Brainwave-based ADAS system promises safer driving

July 23, 2021 // By Rich Pell
Brainwave-based ADAS system promises safer driving
Automotive parts supplier and developer Hyundai Mobis has developed an autonomous driving healthcare technology based on brainwave measurement.

The technology, called M.Brain, measures a vehicle driver's condition on a real-time basis by detecting the brainwaves around the ears through earpiece sensors that are worn. The system, says the company, reduces accidents caused by drowsy driving or negligence.

The key part of the system is the software technology that analyzes and determines the data from the brainwaves. The company says that it is committed to R&D and has even adopted machine learning to interpret the brainwave signals.

M.Brain can also be interworked with a smartphone app and provide notification that the driver is losing attention. The accident prevention technology also provides alerts for different sensory organs, such as sight (LEDs around the driver's seat), touch (vibrating seat), hearing (headrest speaker), etc., says the company.

The company says that it plans to apply various bio-healthcare technologies to public transportation with a view to contributing to public safety. M.Brain will be tested first in public buses in South Korean province Gyeonggi-do.

The company has previously introduced autonomous driving healthcare technology using biosignals. At CES in 2018, the company presented DDREM (Departed Driver Rescue & Exit Maneuver), which works to prevent accidents that occur as a result of drowsy driving.

The company then succeeded in developing the eye tracking DSW (Driver State Warning) system in 2019, and ROA (Rear Occupant Alert) system to detect infants in the backseat using radar last year. Its new brainwave-based technology, says the company, shows infinite potential for development as it is capable of measuring massive amounts of data.

Hyundai Mobis

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