The answer to this depends a little on the definition of “solve”. If by that we mean make it go away completely, then no, that’s not going to happen – as long as humans have some control over some aspect of machinery, drowsiness will continue to be an issue.

If, however, we are asking if technology will be able to reduce accidents caused by driver fatigue and drowsiness, then we believe this is a resounding yes.

And we are not the only ones who believe this.

Andrew Overton, CEO of Connexas, a leading international telematics firm, was recently asked what he thought the top trends for technology would be in 2020. His comments included predictive telematics, bio-methane for fleets and driver face recognition and other trends. But at Number 2 he wrote about wearable tech and the detection of physiological  data to aid in driver safety.

The article can be found here but the extract is as follows:

Wearable tech for drivers
To improve driver safety, wearable devices can now be used to monitor and analyse key biometric data.

Using an app developed by Fuell, drivers can monitor the duration and quality of their sleep in the last 24 hours, find out more about their stress levels before, during and after each shift, and identify potential risks and patterns.

As well as improving overall safety, these devices make the most of gamification, creating company incentives and active driver buy-in to lower health risks.


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