Swedish luxury passenger car maker, Volvo Cars has announced that it will introduce in-car cameras on all Volvo cars by 2020. The company claims that this will help to reduce traffic fatalities and prevent accidents caused by driver distraction and drunken driving.
The inside camera along with other sensors continuously monitors the driver behaviour. That includes lack of steering input for extended periods of time, drivers who are detected to have their eyes closed and off the road due to intoxication. In such kind of situations, the car's monitoring system alerts the driver with warning signals.
If the driver won't respond to the warning signals, the system will intervene. That intervention could involve limiting the car’s speed, alerting the Volvo on Call assistance service and, as a final course of action, actively slowing down and safely parking the car on the roadside. This driver monitoring system also allows the car to actively make decisions in order to help avoid accidents that could result in severe injuries or death.
According to the company, it will equip all the new cars with a driver monitoring system (in-car camera) by early 2020. Alongside, Volvo is also aiming to impose all its cars with a speed limit of 180kmph by 2021 as a vision that no one can kill or seriously injured in the road accidents.