Methods and means for monitoring driver alertness and display means for displaying information related thereto

  • US 20040054452A1
  • Filed: 09/29/2003
  • Published: 03/18/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2000
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of measuring the interaction between a driver and a vehicle in use to decide the security coefficient for vehicles and/or for drivers, characterised in that a measuring/registering and maybe calculating parasite system is connected to the steering system of the vehicle for a registering measurement of the signal quality between driver and vehicle, that implementing a known measuring impulse in the steering system in the ordinary noise during the manoeuvring of the vehicle, whereby the response from the driver on said measuring impulse will be registered by the parasite system which also compare the difference between an implemented impulse and the response from the driver, and presents said difference on a graphic display unit, as a characteristic sound, or store it in a memory device.

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