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Accessibility features incorporated in Artificial Passenger

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018103D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Many drivers have subtle or intermittently manifested disabilities that can interfere with road safety. Drivers with attention deficits may get distracted and lost, or ignore critical signage. Drivers with memory loss may forget which roads they are supposed to be taking. People with diabetes who have not taken medications or eaten the appropriate food might have a diabetic reaction, which could jeopardize road safety.This invention proposes creating profiles of drivers that can anticipate and react to their potential dirving weaknesses. As a result of these profiles, drivers can be queried at appropriate junctures to ensure that they are focused and on target. In the event that the driver is deemed impaired or confused, the system can be designed so that appropriate remediation is suggested - such as reminding the driver where he/she is going, or advising him/her to pull over, or, in severe instances, contacting emergency intervention services