Development of a Monitoring System for Driver Readiness in Prolonged Automated Driving

Vehicle automation technology is being designed to handle driving tasks for human drivers. However, this technology is not expected to handle all possible driving conditions successfully in the foreseeable future. The system can fail anytime and may require drivers to take over control within a short period of time. Additionally, automation can induce boredom, daydreaming, and drowsiness due to driver inactivity and can worsen driver readiness to take over control of the vehicle.