NEW CASTLE, U.K. – A new system designed to stop drivers from falling asleep at the wheel is being tested by BMW AG in Germany. The "driving alertness assistant," developed by the group's research team, works through a small camera fitted inside the car that monitors the drivers' eyes. The system examines blinking patterns to assess how watchful or tired they are. If it recognizes the driver is becoming drowsy it responds by alerting the driver through a visual display. ...

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