Tesla: The leading electric car company uses technology to be able to monitor a driver’s alertness

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It appears to be a new software update used in Tesla cars Will include Monitor drivers through internal car cameras when the driving option is activatedno, why.

The “Autopilot” feature requires full attention from drivers, but has been criticized for arguing that it is easy to circumvent when in use. Some users were able to activate the Driving Assistance feature leaving the driver’s seat, and photograph themselves doing so.

But the new feature will reveal how much the driver actually gets attention; Tesla cars relied on sensors attached to the steering wheel to make sure the driver’s hands remained on it.

Other car manufacturers used internal sensors to monitor the direction the driver was looking in, meaning that the car could slow down on its own or turn off the autopilot feature if the driver started looking at his mobile phone, for example.