Emotion recognition for future vehicles

May 12, 2017 | Same topic: Leading-edge tech trends
To possess a car that knows how you feel will soon no longer be a dream.
Affectiva – an Emotion Recognition Software and Analysis Company has recently developed its advanced facial recognition software called SDK, which could be added to the next generation cars.
 
Car's dashboard

A facial recognition software called SDK, which could be added to the next generation cars.

According to Affectiva, they were looking for ways that emotion recognition could help improve safe driving and enhance the driving experience of people in the next generations of family cars and public transportation.

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Abdelrahman Mahmoud, the company’s Product Manager said that the SDK’s applications are endless: from drowsiness detection, to identifying whether the driver is attentive or distracted while driving, or to building a highly personalized as well as intimate in-car experience for drivers.

Additionally, the SDK facial recognition software is also useful for controlling your driving performance in emergencies. Even more, this intelligent software can change the driving style if it detects that the driver is scared or in a bad temper.

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The SDK will use the front-facing camera of a smartphone which can detect 33 different facial landmarks. To accurately detect the driver’s emotions, Affectiva has collected in-house data from many drivers for years.  At present, the SDK can detect seven different emotions of drivers such as surprise, joy and fear.
 
Facial recognition software

The SDK will use the front-facing camera of a smartphone which can detect 33 different facial landmarks. 

Affectiva is cooperating with German and Japanese carmakers to produce the pioneer of this technology which is speculated to arrive in 2018.

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