NightDrive app for iPhone


NightDrive App is antisleep driver assistant.
It uses iPhone front camera to continuously monitor driver’s eyes and detect if the driver is falling asleep.

How it works:

  • Marks detected human face and eyes, reports that eyes are detected – gives user visual information that app is continuously monitoring eyes
  • If eyes are closed for at least 2s (driver is in microsleep) – rings the alarm until driver opens eyes
  • If driver's face becomes out of camera sight – every 5s rings warning sound and displays “Eyes are not detected” on screen
  • Has “Night vision” feature to boost light in low light conditions

How this idea was born...

After a long busy day, I was driving to my hometown for a weekend. This journey takes 3 hours through monotonous road.
I felt that due to this monotonicity I fell asleep for a few seconds at 130 km/h (80 mph)!
After this I found out that many drivers face same dangerous situation:
  • In the United States, 250,000 drivers fall asleep at the wheel every day
  • Drowsy driving is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries annually in the USA
  • 54% of adult drivers said they had driven while drowsy during the past year with 28% saying they had actually fallen asleep while driving