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European Parliament: all motor vehicles intended to be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards proposed by the European Commission in May last year. The proposal’s compromise amendments states that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver distraction, drowsiness and attention warning system.  

In the compromise amendments, based on the proposal from May last year, it is stated that all categories of vehicles shall be equipped with:

  • “advanced driver drowsiness and attention warning”
  • “advanced driver distraction warning”

“First of all, we see this as very positive. It potentially means that a lot of lives can be saved thanks to EU legislation. This initiative also increases the speed of the implementation of driver monitoring systems on the European market, and probably also in other markets”, says Martin Krantz, CEO of Smart Eye.

The proposed legislation still awaits final negotiations between the Parliament, Member States and the European Commission.

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Martin Krantz, CEO Smart Eye AB
Phone: +46 70-329 26 98


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Bridging the gap between man and machine since 1999. Smart Eye develops artificial intelligence (AI) powered eye tracking technology that understands, assists and predicts human intentions and actions. By studying a person’s eye, face and head movements, our technology can draw conclusions about an individual’s alertness, attention, focus and gain insights into a person’s awareness and mental status.

Today, our eye tracking technology is embedded in the next generation of vehicles, helping the automotive industry take another step towards safer and more eco-friendly transportation. Our research instruments offer unparalleled performance in complex, real-world situations, paving the way for new insights in aerospace, aviation, psychology, neuroscience, medical and clinical research.

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