Gothenburg and Lindholmen Science Park was the venue for the semi-annual DDI conference in 2018. Driver Distraction and Inattention is nowadays an even more relevant topic within the automotive. An industry which aim for completely autonomous cars, but still the reality is that cars are driven by humans and their attention is crucial for today safety. The 3-day conference was with insight from different research. Perhaps the largest footprint were the EURO NCAP sessions on their future safety grading. EURO NCAP is to be considered as directly influential on car manufacturers revenues. Something that makes the industry and research to listen up and to adapt accordingly. EURO NCAP coming guidelines and grading is that those cars without any form of driver monitoring system (DMS) after 2020, will not be awarded with the highest 5-star safety grading.
Gothenburg is also the home town and location of the head office for Smart Eye. As one of the main sponsors of the DDI conference, Smart Eye was proud to invite the delegates of DDI for a Smart Eye office evening. Aside of getting familiar with Smart Eye’s almost new premises, there were also live demos of the Smart Eye Pro and the recently launched Smart Eye Pro DX. Smart Eye is deeply involved in the development of today and the future cars. For the purpose Smart Eye is divided into Applied Solutions, which solely serves the automotive Tier1 and OEM’s and Smart Eye Research Instruments, which is at the forefront of what is possible to achieve as for remote tracking technology in relation to the Human Factor. To summarize it was a great evening for Smart Eye to meet with the conference delegates. Smart Eye wishes all attending the best success in future research endeavors!