Strategy Analytics: Driver Monitoring Becomes Occupant Monitoring: Mandates and NCAP Requirements Drive Demand

Functionality and Performance Increasing

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Strategy Analytics report, “Transition from Driver to Occupant
Monitoring Systems to Raise Functionality, Performance and Support
Autonomous Driving
”, looks at how Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS)
are evolving into occupant monitoring systems, which can analyze what’s
happening in multiple seats in the vehicle.
It also examines the
importance of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning when developing
new systems.

Click here for the report: https://bit.ly/2UdRsGD

“Early driver-centric concepts were very costly and were neither
accurate nor functional enough to bring about wide acceptance,” said
Kevin Mak, Principal Analyst in the Strategy Analytics Automotive
Practice. “However, with the growing adoption of cameras in automotive
for active safety applications, there is now the affordability and
increased performance in cameras to support DMS and its transition to
occupant monitoring. Furthermore, most of the new systems will rely on
regular automotive processors that are already on the market supporting
other applications, instead of requiring costlier and more power-hungry
devices. AI will ensure that the system can recognize the warning signs
by itself, instead of requiring processing and memory-intensive
rules-based approaches. ”

“Auto makers are also keen to raise value in these interior cameras, so
the concepts shown at CES 2019 have given a hint to what will happen:
The use of centrally-mounted and additional cameras will cover the cabin
and not just the driver, augmented by other types of sensors, such as
RADARs. This will allow further functionality to flow from the system,
such as personalized settings, automatically-adjusting comfort features,
automatic alignment of head-up and mirror-replacement camera displays
and security. This is particularly necessary as mandates will soon
require Child Presence Detection systems.”

“Looking further into the future,” Mak added, “these occupant monitoring
systems will also be supporting ride-hailing autonomous robotaxi fleets.
Functions could include ensuring that the customer disembarks at the
destination and deciding when to recall the vehicle for cleaning.”

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Contacts

US Contact: Ed Sanchez, +1 617 614 0717, esanchez@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Kevin Mak, +44(0) 1908 423 644, kmak@strategyanalytics.com

China Contact: Kevin Li, +86 186 0110 3697, kli@strategyanalytics.com

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