Low-Cost Vehicle Driver Assistance System for Fatigue and Distraction Detection

  • Sandra Sendra
  • Laura Garcia
  • Jose M. Jimenez
  • Jaime Lloret
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 185)


In recent years, the automotive industry is equipping vehicles with sophisticated, and often, expensive systems for driving assistance. However, this vehicular technology is more focused on facilitating the driving and not in monitoring the driver. This paper presents a low-cost vehicle driver assistance system for monitoring the drivers activity that intends to prevent an accident. The system consists of 4 sensors that monitor physical parameters and driver position. From these values, the system generates a series of acoustic signals to alert the vehicle driver and avoiding an accident. Finally the system is tested to verify its proper operation.


Low-cost sensors Vehicular technology Driver assistance system Fatigue episodes Distraction detection Sensing system 



This work has been partially supported by the “Programa para la Formación de Personal Investigador – (FPI-2015-S2-884)” by the “Universitat Politècnica de València”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Sendra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Laura Garcia
    • 2
  • Jose M. Jimenez
    • 2
  • Jaime Lloret
    • 2
  1. 1.Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications Department (TSTC)Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Integrated Management Coastal Research InstituteUniversidad Politecnica de ValenciaGrao de GandiaSpain

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