Bus drivers’ brainwaves monitored in South Korean safety pilot

The South Korean province of Gyeonggi is trialling an alert system that monitors bus drivers’ brainwaves in a bid to reduce accidents and improve safety.

The sensors – developed by Hyundai Mobis – will be placed in drivers’ ears and analyse their focus, fatigue and stress levels in real-time.

Drivers will receive “visual, auditory and tactile alerts” if they are deemed to be driving carelessly or are drowsy.

Read more on the Cities Today website.

US congress mandates in-car technology to stop drink driving

The US government may require monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers, which would roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026, after the Transportation Department assesses the best form of technology to install in millions of vehicles and automakers are given time to comply.

The Panacea project is looking at emerging technologies to help prevent drink-driving among professional drivers. To keep updated on our progress, follow us on twitter, LinkedIn and sign-up for our newsletter.

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/10/drunk-driving-car-technology-infrastructure-bill/

Follow the Panacea project on LinkedIn

If you are on the professional social network LinkedIn, did you know that you can now follow the Panacea project? We will publish our latest updates on the platform, as well as here on our website. Please do go to the page and click ‘follow’ to keep in touch.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/77076103/

Spain may introduce alcohol interlocks for buses and lorries

Legislators in Spain are currently discussing a road-safety proposal which could see alcohol interlocks introduced on buses and lorries from next year.

Monitoring alcohol use by professional drivers is one of the areas under investigation by the Panacea project, looking at which emerging technologies could help reduce the problem among various groups, including bus and lorry drivers and taxi drivers. Stay tuned for more as our work progresses.

ETF report reveals eliminating fatigue in professional drivers is critical to road safety

A recent report published by ETF, shed light on the issue of fatigue among professional drivers in Europe.

Monitoring driver fatigue before and during driving is one of the issues that the Panacea project will tackle.

You can download the ETF report from their website at: https://www.etf-europe.org/resource/driverfatigue/

ETSC report on fitness to drive

A recent report published by Panacea project partner ETSC, looks at the issue of fitness to drive in Europe.

Our project is developing a monitoring and assessment system for professional drivers to improve road safety in this area.

You can download the ETSC report from their website at: https://etsc.eu/are-medical-fitness-to-drive-procedures-fit-for-purpose-pin-flash-40/

Panacea website goes live

Welcome to the new Panacea project website. This is the main hub for the project where you can meet our project partners, see the work in progress as it develops, and download the research as it becomes available. Here you can also sign-up for our newsletter and, for regular updates, do follow us on twitter and LinkedIn.