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World

Web Desk
March 15, 2018

‘Safecap’ for the safety of truck drivers

World

Web Desk
Thu, Mar, 18

Ford’s ‘safecap’ uses sensors to track head movements associated with sleepiness. It uses sound, light and vibration, to alert drivers who are falling asleep.

Ford partnered with agency in Brazil to celebrate 60 years of truck-making. They researched and mapped head movements that led to the production of the cap. Truck driving is a deadly profession. Drivers work long hours and drive long distances leading to fatigue which can result in accidents.

‘Safecap’ is the modern solution to avoid lethal truck accidents. Ford says the product is based on extensive research about head movements associated with drowsiness and indicate fatigue.

Safecap started as a local project in Brazil but Ford’s goal is to share it with other countries