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Move aside, backseat driver! New tech at CES monitors you inside car

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By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:39

Move aside, backseat driver! New tech at CES monitors you inside car

As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you.This week at CES, the international consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, a host of startup companies are demonstrating to global automakers how the sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and revenue opportunities in the future.

Whether by generating alerts about drowsiness, unfastened seat belts or wallets left in the back seat, the emerging technology aims not only to cut back on distracted driving and other undesirable behavior, but eventually help automakers and ride-hailing companies make money from data generated inside the vehicle.

When self-driving cars gain broad acceptance, the monitoring cameras and the artificial-intelligence software behind them will likely be used to help create a more customized ride for the passengers.

Right now, however, such cameras are being used mainly to enhance safety, not unlike a helpful backseat driver.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:39