Outrage over a sleep detector that catches Asian drivers asleep

Outrage over a sleep detector that catches Asian drivers asleep

A new fatigue monitoring system sparked a strong controversy among Chinese drivers, after the artificial intelligence system included in the brand’s vehicles XPeng indicate that there was tiredness and fatigue through an inner chamber, without taking into account is the natural slanted shape of Asians’ eyes.

As published carnewschinahundreds of XPeng automotive users claim to be “punished” for an alleged distraction at the wheel, since the company has a system that rewards and punishes drivers with good and bad habits, respectively, by deducting points.

The system is similar to scoring in the driver’s license, although there are no consequences from the legal point of view, only a removal of 1,000 points that are restored every 12 months.

If the driver’s points reach zero, he must take a safety test to recover them, otherwise he will not be able to use the semi-autonomous driving system.

In this context, the Chinese blogger DerekTLM He posted a screenshot showing his point deductions, tagging XPeng alongside the message: “I only have small eyes, I didn’t fall asleep while driving.”

“Let me repeat, my eyes are small, but I’m not falling asleep at the wheel.”he added.

Days after, changyananother Chinese blogger with 1.2 million followers – but focused on the car niche – said he had also had trouble with the technology correctly registering his awake face.

However, it seems that the problem is not only for this Chinese brand, since Chang had already tested the autonomous driving system. General Motors Super Cruise in the United States in 2018 and this technology also had trouble reading his face.

Among all this controversy there is a ray of light: the Chinese car manufacturer NIO took the opportunity to notice this problem in its cars and reported that it is working to improve the technology in its models.

Source: Pagina12

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