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As driver monitoring systems are becoming increasingly relevant, there are several companies focusing on the technology.
As driver monitoring systems are becoming increasingly relevant, there are several companies focusing on the technology.
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MARKET OVERVIEW These are the Driver Monitoring System leaders in 2020

Author / Editor: Seth Lambert / Nicole Kareta

While driver monitoring may have been looked at some years ago as a “nice-to-have” or “extra” feature for autonomous vehicles, it’s quickly becoming an integral part of advanced platforms for these automobiles. Here are some of the leaders in this technology.

Automakers that have been especially ambitious in integrating driver monitoring technology include General Motors, which employed a DMS when it launched its Super Cruise AV features in 2017; Ford, which has developed an electrocardiography (ECG) reader—a biometric DMS technology that’s integrated into a vehicle’s driver’s seat—for some of its upcoming vehicles; and Nissan, which is using an infrared-based DMS with its ProPilot 2.0 SAE Level 3 autonomous driving system on its Skyline models in Japan (Nissan also has been promoting DMSes as a way to cut down on drunk driving).

Below are some of the other leaders and pioneers in the field of driver monitoring. Note that in a few cases, some of these companies also offer vehicle occupant monitoring systems (OMSes) and solutions, which come with their own benefits for both safety and convenience.