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Transportation company Nauto has launched its Prevent solution to help eliminate distracted driving by alerting motorists when their eyes have strayed off the road for too long. The company hopes to reduce accidents and collisions - before the large-scale arrival of autonomous vehicles.
A report by TechCrunch says the device will send a voice notification if motorists are distracted for more than five seconds and are driving at 60mph. An alarm will follow if the user's attention has not returned to driving.
Prevent is part of Nauto’s main product that assists companies in training commercial drivers. The device is a two-way facing camera near the rear-view mirror that monitors driver behaviour and road conditions. Nauto uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to provide insights to help coach drivers on distraction and fatigue.
Nauto Prevent will cost $499 with a monthly subscription of $39.95 depending on the client and market.