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Jungo Connectivity on the importance of driver monitoring

Ahead of IS Auto Europe, Ophir Herbst, CEO, Jungo Connectivity Ltd. and recent Honoree at the 2017 CES innovation awards spoke to us about the importance of driver monitoring, future software changes and the ‘ones to watch areas’ within the automated driving industry.

You are speaking on innovations in driver monitoring at IS Auto 2017– why do you think this is an important area for companies who are looking at the development of autonomous vehicles?

Driver monitoring start a decade ago around safety issues, mainly finding drowsiness and distraction. It is rapidly evolving to cover additional use cases, for example determining whether the car can hand off control in level-3 autonomous driving; identifying health issues; increasing driver and passenger comfort during autonomous drives, and much more.

What do you see as the biggest changes coming up in driver monitoring software and its applications in the next 12-24 months?

Penetration of new algorithms such as deep learning; Move from standalone hardware systems to integrated systems for better decision making; Ability to reduce costs to support mass market adoption.

Jungo was named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree – what makes CoDriver stand out against other driver monitoring systems out there?

Our superiour algorithms together with the value proposition that enables mass market costs via software only implementation differentiated CoDriver from the rest, which reflected in the CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree.

Aside from driver monitoring systems, what other areas do you see as ‘ones to watch’ within the automated driving industry, and why?

Domain controller development that takes inputs from all sensors (external and internal, vision and others) in order to make decisions about how the car drives and the level of interaction with the driver.

Why do you think it’s important to be part of IS Auto Europe 2017?

Autonomous cars development requires the collaboration of multiple parties from different domains; IS Auto Europe 2017 is a platform to enable such collaboration.