Drivers’ Concentration on the Road

driversDrivers’ attention and concentration is vital for safe driving. Given the statistics of road accidents, most of the crashes are result of lack of attention; reason may use of cell phone, drossiness or so many others.

“Driver behavior is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use, and drowsiness.”

Thanks to technological advancement that this problem is being addressed by leading manufacturers. Lately, Mercedes-Benz has developed Attention Assist drowsy-driver detection system. This system will come built in with 2010 E-class Sedan.

Attention Assist drowsy-driver detection system continuously monitors more than 70 driver parameters, especially the driver’s steering behavior, to detect exhaustion. When exhaustion is recognized by the steering angle sensor, Attention Assist sounds a loud beep and displays a coffee cup in the dashboard.

Use of Attention Assist might be particularly useful during longer hauls on highways. That said, our recommendation is that drivers must fully concentrate on driving while on the road; for their own sack and for the sack of others.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>