DRIVER DISTRACTION MONITORING

 Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone or using entertainment or navigation system etc. Texting on your phone is the most dangerous distraction. Taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds at 25 km/h is like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

 

 My project's goal is to support drivers in accident avoidance. To do that, my system monitors the driver's attention using computer vision. When distracted driving is detected the system alerts the driver to prevent possible accidents. The system is also able to detect if the seatbelt is fastened or not.
 

The mobilephone and seat belt detectors used in this project can be purchased separately: