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GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Sep 02, 2014

General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers' eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction.

The Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, reports that GM's safety parts supplier, Takata, has signed a deal with Seeing Machines to purchase upwards of 500,000 tracking devices that use cameras to detect subtle signs of distraction, such as the rotation of the head or frequency of blinks.

GM declined to comment on the deal, but people with knowledge of the plan confirmed to the Financial Times that the devices would be used to keep drivers' attention on the road.

[FT]

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