Veoneer demonstrates Seeing Machines DMS Tech at CES 2020

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Jan 2020

Seeing Machines' AI-powered driver monitoring system (DMS) technology is being showcased by collaboration partner Veoneer at CES 2020. Veoneer will present how it believes daily driving in the future will change, showcasing a range of new driver support, collaborative driving and self-driving solutions that are set to become mainstream in the coming decade and for the first time.

The FOVIO driver monitoring technology uses advanced machine vision technology to precisely measure and analyse head pose, eyelid movements and eye gaze under a full spectrum of demanding lighting conditions, including through sunglasses. This data is processed to interpret driver attention state, focus, drowsiness and impairment levels to provide advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with critical inputs in real time.

Seeing Machines has recently expanded partnerships with existing OEM customers. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Australia, its technology portfolio includes AI algorithms, embedded processing and optics, power products that need to deliver reliable real-time understanding of vehicle operators. The DMS technology is set to become standard in most modern passenger cars for improved driver and semi-automated driving safety given recent direction from the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the European Commission and the National Transportation Safety Board, and in an effort to curb distracted and drowsy driving and improve safety for pedestrians and passengers alike.

Speaking about their collaboration partner, Seeing Machines CEO Paul McGlone said: "Our collaboration with Veoneer continues to be successful as we develop industry leading driver monitoring system technology to boost safety on roads. We are delighted to see Seeing Machines DMS technology integrated into Veoneer's CES exhibition of advanced technology solutions that will support the automotive industry as it enhances driver support for safety and convenience, now and in future cars."

Veoneer will also be revealing a new product which allows drivers to simply push a button when driving, take their hands off the steering wheel and let the car safely handle parts of the daily commute. Some of the other core technologies that will be highlighted, displayed and demonstrated by Veoneer at CES are next generation vision cameras and radars, 5G technology in partnership with Ericsson and Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud to enable and enhance Veoneer solutions, driver and in-cabin monitoring, and next generation thermal imaging.