Guardian Optical Technologies Announces New Optical Cabin Control Product for the Automotive Industry, Providing a Complete In-Cabin Safety Solution

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New Safety Product Features Driver Monitoring Applications

Guardian Optical Technologies, a company dedicated to enabling “passenger-aware” cars, announces new Optical Cabin Control (OCC) product for the automotive industry that provides a complete in-cabin safety solution. The new safety product features driver monitoring applications, such as: eyelid closure, head pose, the drivers’ hands on the steering wheel, and if there is a smartphone in hand.

Guardian’s sensors detect every moving object inside the vehicle to ensure safety to all the passengers. The OCC product focuses heavily on the driver to monitor their ID and how alert the driver is by measuring eyelid closure, position of the drivers’ head and if their hands are on the wheel – all of which indicate the level of driver drowsiness that could potentially mitigate the risk of an accident. In addition, the sensor could detect if a driver is holding a smartphone to prevent an accident and ensure insurance optimization for customers.

“Safety and security of passengers and fellow drivers on the road is our utmost concern,” co-founder and CEO Gil Dotan says. “Providing a full suite of products that aim to prevent car accidents and the security of passengers in the vehicle is Guardian’s primary focus. Monitoring the driver’s level of alertness is a natural next step in our product development and we are pleased to roll it out to the automotive industry at CES.”

Guardian’s sensors identifies the location and physical dimensions of everyone in the car, distinguishing people from objects. By detecting micro vibrations, the system can register, in some cases, a presence even without a direct line of sight. Real-time, comprehensive “big data” is collected from the motion analysis and 3D input, and is fused with image analysis of the sensor’s video feed, to provide a complete analysis of a vehicle’s the driver and passengers.

About Guardian Optical Technologies
Guardian Optical Technologies is dedicated to enabling “passenger-aware” cars, with cutting-edge sensor technology that makes cars safer and more convenient. Just one sensor combined with advanced 2D, 3D, and motion analysis protects drivers and passengers by constantly scanning and tracking occupants and objects anywhere in the vehicle. These technologies work with a car’s seatbelts and airbags to sound immediate alerts. The system deploys machine-learning, including image analysis on the sensor’s video feed, as well as “big data” analysis. Committed to providing high value to auto makers today, Guardian Optical Technologies designed its system to effortlessly support future advances in the auto industry, particularly autonomous vehicles. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, the tech start-up was founded in 2014. It has won major accelerator competitions sponsored by EcoMotion and Microsoft, and has several patents pending, with other patent applications in progress. For more information, visit http://www.guardian-optech.com.

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