UK drivers respond to Driver Monitoring System survey

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Seeing Machines recently commissioned a Driver Monitoring System survey in the UK, asking UK drivers what they know and think of the technology.

As hands-free driving technology is given approval for use on the motorway network in Great Britain for the first time, Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) inside the vehicle that use eye-tracking cameras to check driver attentiveness, are rapidly becoming a key tool for governments and carmakers seeking to prevent road accidents.

In a survey of 2,147 UK consumers, Seeing Machines found that 70% of respondents believed technologies used to monitor and improve the performance of drivers had the potential to help improve road safety and reduce road accidents. However, the majority were yet to hear about DMS technology.

Results from the Driver Monitoring System survey show that more needs to be done to educate the public on the benefits of advanced driver monitoring systems and the regulatory changes which will make it an unavoidable legal requirement in the decade ahead. But they also indicate that most UK drivers are receptive to technologies, such as DMS, to safely enable assisted driving.

To learn more, read the full press release.