Driver fatigue system designed to keep roads safer

Rear View Safety released the new Vuemate RVS-330 Driver Fatigue System, which is designed to address one of the most important issues facing both drivers and pedestrians on the road today – drivers who get drowsy and fall asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle.

According to a poll that was recently conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, a full 60% of Americans have driven while they were feeling sleepy at least once in their lives. To make matters worse, a full 37% of respondents actually admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel one or more times during the last year alone.

The Vuemate RVS-330 uses the latest in hardware and software to detect when a driver begins to show symptoms of drowsiness, the company said. The system itself comes with a single small, compact camera that is mounted to the dashboard of the driver's vehicle. The lens of the camera faces the driver and is always monitoring for signs that a driver may be in danger of nodding off, according to Rear View. Should this particular situation occur, the RVS-330 will then set off an alarm in an effort to help the driver regain his or her senses and to keep them as alert as possible at all times, the company added.

“One of the major benefits that the RVS-330 brings to the table comes in the form of its intelligent onboard software,” Rear View said. “A built-in tracking algorithm helps the camera accurately distinguish between the way a particular driver looks under normal circumstances and the way the same person looks when they're drowsy. Vuemate and Rear View Safety understand that no two drivers are created equally, which is why the camera needs to be smart enough to differentiate between the way that one driver may look when they're drowsy versus the way a separate person may look under normal conditions.”

Installation of the RVS-330 can be accomplished in moments, the company said, after plugging the unit in and mounting it to the appropriate position on the car's dashboard, the system is ready to go as soon as the ignition on the vehicle starts.

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