Eyesight Technologies announced a partnership with AI system-on-chip (SoC) supplier Ambarella.
Eyesight Technologies’ DriverSense driver-monitoring system (DMS) software now is available on Ambarella CVflow automotive SoCs – including the CV25, CV22 and CV2 – delivering a market-ready driver state, action and recognition system for incorporation into vehicles by OEM and Tier 1 automotive manufacturers.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of road accidents, accounting for 60% of accidents involving teen drivers and causing more than 3,000 deaths in the United States in 2017. In vehicles with autonomous features, driver attentiveness becomes even more of a challenge when a car switches between autonomous and manual modes.
Driver-monitoring systems, which detect if a driver is distracted or drowsy, will be required in all new cars sold in the European Union under draft EU legislation. The Euro-NCAP safety agency will require its five-star-rated cars to have DMS by 2022. China also is moving quickly to making DMS mandatory.
“With the immense market interest in driver-monitoring systems – as a way to meet new safety standards – we’re proud to partner with Ambarella to deliver a fast, accurate and energy-efficient DMS,” said David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight. “Together with Ambarella’s specialized computer vision hardware, we are providing a complete hardware and software DMS package that can shorten the time to market for OEM and Tier 1 automakers.”
“Eyesight’s advanced computer vision software improves road safety and enhances the driver experience,” said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella. “The pairing of Eyesight Technologies’ driver-monitoring system with our deep-neural-network AI processors provides a complete DMS solution for automakers.”