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Seeing Machines welcomes EU rule mandating warning systems

By Josh White

Date: Friday 22 Feb 2019

Seeing Machines welcomes EU rule mandating warning systems

(Sharecast News) - Computer vision technology company Seeing Machines updated the market on Friday, welcoming the outcome of the European Parliament's Internal Market Committee, where a set of rules were approved to advance safety for all road users in the European Union.
The AIM-traded firm said the release issued by the European Parliament on Thursday announced that "driver drowsiness and attention warning" and "advanced driver distraction warning" would become mandatory in all vehicles, including cars, vans, trucks and buses.

"The leadership shown by Europe in this move to improve transport safety using technology is most welcome, as governments all over the world grapple with serious injuries and fatalities caused by road accidents," said Seeing Machines chief executive officer Ken Kroeger.

"Seeing Machines is focused on safety outcomes and we have spent the past 20 years honing our technology for this very purpose.

"Our driver monitoring technology, already launched in the award-winning General Motors Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise, and in current development with a further five automotive manufacturers globally, as well as retro-fitted to over 16,000 commercial and mining vehicles around the world, is designed to understand the state of the driver, to ensure that fatigue and distraction related events and the risks associated with that behaviour, are mitigated."

The company said the announcement further reinforced the Euro NCAP roadmap that would see driver monitoring introduced into crash assessment protocols from 2020.

It was expected that the Euro NCAP position would be adopted in other regions, including South-East Asia and North America.


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