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Shipments of DMS using interior facing cameras to hit 6.7 million in 2019: ABI

Iain Morris
November 19, 2014

Global shipments of factory-installed driver monitoring systems (DMS) based on interior facing cameras are set to reach 6.7 million by 2019, according to a new study by ABI Research.

“DMS solutions are expected to gain new momentum as critical support systems for human-machine interactions (HMI) related to ADAS [advanced driver assistance system] active safety alerts and autonomous-to-manual handover but also as solutions enabling smart dashboards and contextual HMI in an in-vehicle environment increasingly characterized by information overload,” said Dominque Bonte, a vice president and practice director at ABI Research.

The market-research company says that eye-tracking technology – allowing gaze direction and eyelid movement to be analyzed – will emerge as the key DMS technology, gradually replacing traditional approaches.

Eye-tracking is also expected to support a wider set of applications, including personalization, security, health tracking and distraction and fatigue detection.

Various carmakers are using a combination of legacy technologies, such as forward facing cameras, steering wheel angle and vehicle sensors, but Japan’s Toyota (Aichi) has already deployed eye-tracking in its Lexus brand, while Volvo (Gothenburg, Sweden) and GM (Detroit, MI, USA) are planning future deployments.

ABI says that Toyota supplier Aisin (Aichi, Japan), Continental (Hannover, Germany), Visteon (Van Buren Township, MI, USA), Takata (Tokyo, Japan), Seeing Machines (Canberra, Australia) and Tobii (Stockholm, Sweden) are all jockeying for position in the eye-tracking ecosystem.

Nvidia (Santa Clara, CA, USA) and Intel (Santa Clara, CA, USA), meanwhile, are also showing interest in the opportunity, while vendors like SmartDrive (San Diego, CA, USA) and Lytx (San Diego, CA, USA) are mainly targeting commercial vehicle fleets with video analytics solutions.
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