PARIS – It isn’t easy for software to tell whether a driver is getting drowsy or not, but interest in the question is growing among researchers. At a colloquium here sponsored by the French Ministry of Research, scientists, doctors and engineers summarized the results of a 2-year drowsiness program called PREDIT 3 and outlined new research at the French and European levels. What researchers call "hypovigilance" – sleepiness or fatigue – is responsible for a third of the accidents on ...

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