Fit steering wheel cover that monitors your hands on the steering wheel

Fit steering wheel cover that monitors your hands on the steering wheel -

According to US Department of Transportation, the number of people died because of distracted driving has reached about 3154 in 2013. This means that on average, there were 9 people died per day for this reason. Distracted driving means that people died in a road accident caused by the driver was doing other activities such as texting out to concentrate on the road.

Nowadays, the technology invented to prevent driver distraction while driving on the road. One such technology is SmartWheel, a flying snap-on cover which monitors the hand on the wheel. The device is designed to be able to alert the user to be mainly the driver for three main cases. If one of the driver's hand is on the wheel for a while, or both of the driver's hands are on the wheel at all times or even when the distance of two hands is considered too close to the system might suspect the driver will make such activity as texting.

The steering wheel cover is made from materials that feels good on the hand. In addition, the device can be upgraded to support gesture controls in the future as currently it only supports the taps and buffers.

green light displayed on the device means that both hands of the driver are acceptable position while the system will provide visual and audible alerts if it decides that the two hands are not in the correct position after a time. In addition to this, it is also capable of connecting driver activities via Bluetooth. This feature is helpful for parents to watch their children, especially when their children come to learn driving.

SmartWheel will be launched in the US some time in the middle of the year with prices starting at $ 199.

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