The surprising future of driving: cars that spy on your every move

All cars could soon be equipped with driving-assistance technology that closely monitors our driving. It could save thousands of lives – if we use it properly Technology 4 September 2019 By Chris Stokel-Walker Eye-trackers will soon alert drivers in the EU when why are overtiredTomasz Skoczen/GettySURVEILLANCE is a fact of life. Your boss is monitoring…

All cars could soon be equipped with driving-assistance technology that closely monitors our driving. It could save thousands of lives – if we use it properly



Technology



4 September 2019

By Chris Stokel-Walker

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Eye-trackers will soon alert drivers in the EU when why are overtired

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SURVEILLANCE is a fact of life. Your boss is monitoring your performance at work, supermarkets are collecting data on your grocery shopping, face-recognition cameras are tracking where you walk. Now there is a new frontier: the automobile.

In a few months, European Union law-makers are due to rubber stamp proposals that will make a raft of monitoring devices mandatory in cars within three years. All new models of car will come with black boxes, intelligent speed assistants, drowsiness-monitoring cameras and more besides (see “Eyes on the …

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