Compared to driver state monitoring systems (DMS), or even occupant monitoring systems (OMS) for which we have experienced huge advances in terms of safety regulations and technology in recent years, the approach to in-cabin monitoring systems for public transport is relatively recent but closer than many might think.
Traditionally, if we can use that term to talk about technology as recent as in-cabin and driver monitoring systems, camera positioning has been bound above the dashboard and the center stack. But, are these camera placements optimal? Are these able to faithfully monitor the other occupants as well and not just the driver? Why stick to only these positions? Opening the door to simulation can help optimize the system without wasting budget, but let’s start from the beginning.
If you are an OEM, or simply you are involved in any of the automotive interior sensing systems development stages, surely you are familiar with the Euro NCAP* requirements to assess the adequation and safety of the new in-cabin monitoring systems. And if you are not, do not worry, because we will break them down throughout this article.
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