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Fatigue and distraction detection

A substantial portion of work-related deaths are due to road crashes during the course of work or on the way to and from work, and fatigue and distraction are known risk factors for such road crashes. To reduce the risks of fatigue and distraction, devices have therefore been developed to warn drivers before starting their journey or while driving.

SWOV has written a report, commissioned by Shell Global Solutions International B.V., BP International Limited, Total S.A., and Chevron Services Company, provides a detailed comparison of around 100 such technologies and systems, with the overall aim to provide a recommendation on which devices to consider for further testing or use. 

The results of the comparison suggest that there is not a single system that outperforms all other systems on all criteria. For optimal monitoring for fatigue and distraction, a combination of systems or system features may therefore be needed. Selection of a particular system will also depend on user preferences. Before selecting a specific device, it is recommended to compare a range of devices in real-world conditions. The findings suggest four systems to consider, depending on the number of devices one would want to compare. 


Technology & ITS