The objective of the AWAKE project is to increase traffic safety by reducing the number and the consequences of traffic accidents caused by driver hypo-vigilance.
In order to achieve this objective, AWAKE intends to develop an unobtrusive, reliable system, which will monitor the driver and the environment and will detect in real time hypo-vigilance, based on multiple parameters.
The system will achieve enhanced reliability and minimised false alarm rates by supporting continuous, instead of discrete, event-related driver monitoring, strong system personalisation to driver characteristics and traffic situation awareness.
In case of hypo-vigilance, the system will provide an adequate warning to the driver, with various levels of warnings, according to the estimated driver’s hypo-vigilance state and also to the actual traffic environment. This system will operate reliably and effectively in all highway scenarios.