This Hat Is Designed To Keep Truckers Awake
Published on November 17, 2017
This hat could stop truck crashes.
Ford has developed the SafeCap, a hat for truckers that senses if the driver is feeling drowsy and issues warnings to keep them awake using vibration, light, and sound. The hat has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope that monitors head movements and differentiates between regular movements and those associated with drowsiness.
The SafeCap is being tested in Brazil, where truck driver deaths are higher than any other profession. For now, the SafeCap is a prototype. But Ford plans to mass-produce them within a year.