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Face It: Only One Type of Driver Monitoring System Works, But It’s Not Foolproof

Vehicle systems designed to prevent driver misuse of automated driving features in “semi-autonomous” cars are most effective when they directly monitor the driver’s face and eye positions, according to newly released AAA Automotive research. AAA researchers assessed both direct (driver-facing camera) and indirect (steering wheel sensor) systems and determined that direct systems detected driver inattention an average of 50 seconds earlier than the indirect systems.