We submit our face recognizing, emotional software to a drive experience test. We require the participation of a non-professional driver to which we ask the daily use of his vehicle. We are looking for a great area in the city of Valencia where we would be able to conduct this test.
The team of developers within the Emotion Research LAB proceeds with the necessary installation that is required for this test. They will only need a camera and a laptop, which has the possibility to process the images. The position of the camera should be placed in front of the person, so it can perfectly capture the frontal view.
Results of the driving test for obtaining experience.
The objective was none other than to collect in real time the emotions shown during the driving. In this way, we could register not only their emotional analysis. Our interest was also to measure its concentration index and its weak points during the tour. We do not use any gadget or device applied on his body so we do not condition the pilot. As it is not an invasive technology we can collect more reliable data.
After the tour, the results we have obtained are:
- He was not wearing a belt. This unconsciously predisposed him to feel more insecure. We will also enjoy remarkable levels of distraction. Once he visualizes the error, he goes from showing a relaxed and distracted expression to serious and worried.
2. Danger! He watchs something that draws attention to your left. He turns his eyes away from the usual field of vision. Luckily, our device announced the warning not to look away from the road.
3. Then he follows his driving in an irritated and aggressive manner. The system warns you as it can condition the development of normal driving.
One of the main causes of traffic accidents is aggressive driving. The software emits a warning sound to warn about this. The driver, aware of this fact, relaxes his tension levels.
Although we are all alert on the road, there are many factors that influence the way we drive. The false sense of security can often cause us to be startled.
We currently work with various car brands to improve safety. Soon we will see cars that interact with us based on our emotional state.