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How Cars Know if Youíre Sleepy or Distracted
Hazards posed by distracted driving are much older than widespread smartphone use.
Before texting-while-driving became a media buzzword, the plan was to cut down on drowsy drivers, sending a few automakers into action to develop systems that measure your driving style to determine if youíre at risk of falling asleep at the wheel.
Volvo and Mercedes both offer these kinds of systems, while other automakers have slightly different technology that builds on this foundation to deliver a similar alert system.
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