Cameras in the cockpit wake up sleepy drivers to avoid car crashes.
ARM has developed a solution for the smart car that detects when the driver is not looking at the road.
The system will use cameras installed in the rear-view mirror of the vehicle to read drivers’ facial expressions.
The system will constantly monitor users’ faces and in the case of distraction, or if drivers fall asleep, the car will wake them up via an alarm, a shaking steering wheel or by making the seat vibrate.
Richard York, ARM’s VP told The Times: "The evidence is that almost all accidents are caused by drivers not paying attention.
"Electronics can play a big role in looking into the vehicle to keep an eye on the driver."
The company expects the solution to save lives. According to the latest report from the Department of Transport, between July and September 2014 there were 450 road deaths, a 4% decrease compared to the same period the year before.
As for the 12 months between September 2013 and 2014, road deaths increased by 1% compared, to 1,730.