IAV at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

A Journey Towards Digital Mobility

      A Journey Towards Digital Mobility

      Following IAV's successful appearance at this year's CES, in 2018 the company will once more be presenting its vision of the future of digital mobility.

      In future, vehicles will communicate far more with each other and with their surroundings than they do today. As part of the Internet of Things, they will be a rolling device which is always on. The vehicle thus becomes a platform which connects the digital world seamlessly with personal mobility. Mobile devices and cloud data ensure that the vehicle adapts to the needs of the passengers, generating a pleasant atmosphere and making the journey as safe and comfortable as possible. Autonomous driving, in particular, will profit from vehicle connectivity, as this is what makes fully automatic navigation possible in the first place, while also opening up new possibilities to passengers already today, such as working, shopping or enjoying entertainment during the journey.

      New mobility concepts also permit a whole range of new servicing possibilities: remote diagnosis assesses fault messages while the vehicle is still on the move. The autonomous vehicle than takes itself to the service center and returns to the office car park, repairs completed and ready to drive home at the end of the day.

      Together with our partners in the automotive and IT world, we are working at making this vision ready for volume production. At the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, we will be presenting a number of developments and would like to invite you to join us on the journey into the future of digital mobility.

      Impressions of IAV at CES 2017

      Camera-based Driver State Monitoring


      The future of individual mobility belongs to autonomous vehicles. It is particularly important that not only the driver receives information about the vehicle and the surroundings but also that the vehicle receives relevant information about the driver and the driver state. This improves the interrelations between the driver, the vehicle and the surroundings with the objective of preventing accidents caused by fatigue, a lack of vigilance and attention and of optimally supporting the driver according to his current performance prerequisites.

      To enable the most comprehensive estimation of the driver state possible, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, cooperation partner of IAV GmbH, developed a camera-based system. This system uses a camera to capture and track the driver’s face inside the vehicle and evaluates it with regard to his heart rate, blink rate, head pose and emotions. The special feature of the approach is that a standard webcam without additional technology or special lighting attached to the driver’s body is used, which allows a cost-effective application in the vehicle. The heart rate is optically recorded by analyzing changes of color values in the driver’s face depending on the pulsing of the blood.

      Relevant facial areas are analyzed with innovative image and signal processing algorithms. The eye blinking detection, facial expression recognition and head pose estimation are based on the analysis of the features of a developed model of a driver’s face by means of adequately trained classifiers.

      The measured parameters can now be merged and function as input for a precise determination of the driver state with regard to the level of fatigue, stress, attentiveness or excitement. Such data provides information to optimize existing driver assistance systems, such as fatigue detection, that are so far mainly based on the analysis of driving behavior. The topic is especially interesting for future driving assistance systems, such as distraction warning or a medical emergency brake assistant. On this basis, solutions for the adaptation of driver assistance systems and HMI elements both depending on the driver state or solutions for taking back control over the vehicle in a controlled manner in partly automated driving can also be developed.

      At the CES fair stand, we determine your personal driver state and present the functionalities of camera-based systems as well as the measured vital parameters live.

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      3150 Paradise Rd
      Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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      IAV at CES – Where To Find Us

      Exhibition Times

      Tuesday, January 9: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
      Wednesday, January 10: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
      Thursday, January 11: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
      Friday, January 12: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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