Introducing CarMa

Project Summary:

Our capstone project is a driving assistant tool designed to guide drivers to follow safe protocols. It would primarily be used to help new and inexperienced drivers get comfortable on the road. Our driving assistant would simulate the role of a parent or driving instructor in the front seat warning the driver about distracted driving. We plan on having a camera pointed at the driver and using computer vision to detect if the driver is falling asleep. This would prevent falling asleep at the wheel. 

Our project would primarily focus on ensuring the driver is focused on the road using computer vision to track the driver’s face. The domains used in this project are Software and Signals. Our scope is focused on residential roads and our project requires there to be light on the user’s face.