3 January, 2023

8 Vehicle Occupancy Questions Answered with Interior Sensing Algorithms

While driver monitoring system sensors are focused on the driver, Interior Sensing systems gather information about the entire car interior. Using these different kinds of algorithms, Smart Eye’s interior sensing system analyzes the different elements of the scene to gain a comprehensive understanding of what goes on in the car and with the people in it.

It is the combination of these algorithms that gives the information needed to answer a much wider array of questions compared to a conventional driver monitoring system:

  1. Occupancy: How many people are in the cabin? Where are they sitting? Are they using their seatbelts? Is it safe to deploy airbags? 
  2. Face identification: What passengers are in the car? Is the person driving a registered driver?
  3. Driver state:  Is the driver drowsy, distracted or displaying any other type of dangerous driving behavior? Are they suffering from a medical condition that interferes with their driving?
  4. Activity detection: What are the people in the cabin doing? Are they using their cell phones, eating, drinking, or smoking? How are they interacting with each other? 
  5. Child seat detection or child left behind: Are there any children present in the car? Have any children been left behind in a parked car? 
  6. Pet detection: Are there any pets present in the car? Have any pets been left behind in a parked car? 
  7. Facial expression analysis: How are the people in the car feeling? How are they reacting to their environment and to content, such as music or video?
  8. Object classification and object left behind: What objects are present in the car? Has any object, a cell phone or a wallet, been left behind in the vehicle? Could there be a larger object triggering a seat belt warning?


Want to learn more about interior sensing? Download our eBook on Interior Sensing: The Next Frontier in Improving Road Safety and the Mobility Experience

Written by Fanny Lyrheden
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