Nodding off behind the wheel may be the ultimate form of distracted driving, and Ford is the latest manufacturer to use technology to keep drivers alert behind the wheel.
Smartphones are often thought of as driver distractions in cars, but could a new app actually help save lives? Anti Sleep Pilot, an automotive technology company in Denmark, has released an app for iPhones and iPads that monitors driver alertness and calculates when a driver is too drowsy to drive.
At this year's Detroit auto show, Denso showed off a concept dashboard that merged robotics, a smartphone app, and traffic infrastructure integration.
Still in the research phase, the sensors track a driver's heartbeat to tell when they could be falling asleep while driving.
Drive Alert Master: a new angle on drowsy driving
How many times can a white-noise machine be reinvented?
Researchers developing seat that detects drowsiness
More innovation in the field of keeping-drivers-awake tech. This time, a dashboard-mounted camera setup that watches a driver's eyes for drowsiness.
Earpiece vibrates you out of drowsiness
Lotta Jakobsson from Volvo Cars talks to CNET Australia about car safety, its future and how the company developed its drowsiness warning system.