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Hyundai Mobis, South Korea`s largest auto parts maker, said Sunday that it will apply an advanced forward collision avoidance system to large commercial vehicles from 2021.
The driver state warning (DSW) system developed by Hyundai Mobis uses an infrared camera to detect drowsy driving, lack of attention behind the wheel and increased fatigue of the driver, helping to avoid a frontal collision.
The new technology detects the identity of a registered driver based on facial characteristics in addition to the movement of pupil, the company said.
Hyundai Mobis said it decided to first apply the DSW technology to long-traveling heavy commercial vehicles as they are more exposed to traffic accidents. One fourth of accidents that happened between 2012 and 2017 involved trucks, buses and special-purpose vehicles.
By Lee Jae-cheol and Minu Kim
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