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On Driver Eye Closure Recognition for Commercial Vehicles

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-391X, e-ISSN: 1946-3928
Published October 07, 2008 by SAE International in United States
On Driver Eye Closure Recognition for Commercial Vehicles
Citation: Hammoud, R., Witt, G., Dufour, R., Wilhelm, A. et al., "On Driver Eye Closure Recognition for Commercial Vehicles," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 1(1):454-463, 2009,
Language: English


This paper addresses the issue of driving while drowsy and proposes a passive eye monitoring-based driver eye closure recognition system. It reviews the core algorithmic building blocks of this system along with in-depth analysis of operational test field characteristics. The system operates equally in both day and night-time. It automatically finds the drivers eyes in the images, tracks the eye location in a wide range of head and eye motion, and estimates in real-time the eye state as either open or closed eye, and further infers to driver drowsiness state. This paper reports as well the experimental results on a diverse and challenging set of subjects and environmental driving conditions.