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Driver Monitoring System

Last update: 06 Jun. 2024

What is a Driver Monitoring System?

Monitoring System focused on the driver with an interior camera and a processing Electronic Control Unit (ECU) which enhances passenger safety and meets regulations by assessing the driver’s state (drowsiness, distraction, sudden sickness).


What are Valeo Driver Monitoring System benefits?

  • Monitoring System compliant with regulations
  • Camera design for optimized in-cabin integration
  • Driver drowsiness and distraction detection, robust algorithm integrable in Valeo Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or in Domain Controller
  • Scalable system with additional functions such as phone detection, identification, etc.

Valeo Driver Monitoring System specifications

  • Camera with 1 to 2 Mpx IR Imager Resolution
  • 40° to 50° Field of View
  • Illumination via LED or VCSEL
  • Electronic control unit (ECU) with SoC AM62 from TI
  • State-of-the-art computer vision algorithms for face tracking, drowsiness and distraction detection

Unique Selling Points

  • 15+ years of automotive camera experience and 8 years for 1 M-Pixel cameras (design & manufacturing)
  • Custom lens design for perfect images and detection
  • Machine Learning with real sleep deprivation driving multi-ethnic population
  • Software for identification

35% of the drivers involved in a fatal accident due to smartphone are under 35 years old

  • 30%

    Driver drowsiness represents up to 30% of car accidents, the main cause of fatal motorway accidents between 2016 and 2020 (26% over the past 5 years)

  • 24%

    A German in-depth crash study established that about 24% of crashes on a German motorway were related to fatigue

  • 10 to 12%

    The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) reports that at least 10 to 12% of crashes were due to driver distraction

Vehicle type

  • Passenger car
  • Bus
  • Truck
  • Robot taxi
  • Motorcycle
  • Bike
  • Droid
  • Off road

Valeo Driver Monitoring System

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