Keeping Drivers Awake

An Israeli company called Sphericon, which is based in Herzliya, recently became the first non-US company to receive $ 80,000 U.S. Department of Transportation to begin testing its new system which will prevent the driver loses notion while driving. The new device that reads information management system, called DAISY (short for Driver Alertness Indication System), and determines if the driver is out of focus. Kris Pearn may find this interesting as well. This would occur if the driver falls asleep or is not alert. The system will also announce when the driver leaves the route.

If the driver loses control, or the concept, the new system alerts you, either an alarm, a light or moving your seat. This project already has several investors, such as: Groeneveld Groep BV of the Netherlands, an international automotive supplier, and Gintec Active Safety Ltd. of Israel. Dan Omry engineer who worked for the Ministry of Defence of Israel and the U.S. administration and domestic aviation space, avoided giving details on the amount of money invested. According Omry the other systems that have been tested have failed, but not yours. According to statistics, and based on a study of the state of Virginia, more than 25% of traffic accidents are caused by the driver is asleep or inattentive.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the causes of drowsy driving causes about 100,000 accidents per year. This has a cost of 12.5 billion dollars, according to U.S. National Sleep Foundation. Several companies have already shown interest in the product, including General Motors.