DE102008038024A1 - Device for supporting vigilance of driver of motor vehicle, has sensor device for detecting vigilance, where sensor device is formed in such manner that it sends acoustic signals - Google Patents

Device for supporting vigilance of driver of motor vehicle, has sensor device for detecting vigilance, where sensor device is formed in such manner that it sends acoustic signals

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DE102008038024A1
DE102008038024A1 DE200810038024 DE102008038024A DE102008038024A1 DE 102008038024 A1 DE102008038024 A1 DE 102008038024A1 DE 200810038024 DE200810038024 DE 200810038024 DE 102008038024 A DE102008038024 A DE 102008038024A DE 102008038024 A1 DE102008038024 A1 DE 102008038024A1
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vigilance
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music
sensor device
motor vehicle
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Nina Dipl.-Psych. Jellentrup
Klaus-Peter Dr.-Ing. Kuhn
Siegfried Dipl.-Ing. Rothe
Günther Prof. Dr. Rötter
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Daimler AG
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
    • G08B21/00Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal operating condition and not elsewhere provided for
    • G08B21/02Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
    • G08B21/06Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons indicating a condition of sleep, e.g. anti-dozing alarms
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W2540/00Input parameters relating to the driver
    • B60W2540/22Psychological state; Stress level or workload

Abstract

The device has a sensor device for detecting vigilance. The sensor device is formed in such a manner that it sends acoustic signals. The acoustic signals are formed by music. A search engine is provided, which selects the music on the basis of given parameters from transmitters or from Internet. An independent claim is included for a method for rising vigilance of a driver of a motor vehicle.

Description

  • The The present invention relates to a vigilance of a driver in a vehicle supporting device. The invention also relates to a method of increasing the Vigilance of the driver of a motor vehicle.
  • The Situation of driving is on highways and highways especially for professional drivers predominantly by Monotony and deadline marked. Technical auxiliary systems, such as a cruise control or a cruise control that driving make it safer and easier, relieve the driver and take him more and more tasks. The consequence of this, however, is a reduction the vigilance and the resulting fatigue-like Symptoms. The driver follows the traffic situation more and more inattentive and thereby increases the risk of an accident. Because the reduction of Vigilance of the driver is the cause of the accident risk it is important to support the driver preventively, before he falls into a vigilanzgeminderten state.
  • From the DE 10 2005 055 971 A1 For example, a method for determining the load of a vehicle driver is known in which different load factors acting on the driver are determined. These load factors are then normalized and combined with each other to deduce from the result of the combination to a value describing the load of the vehicle driver. Each individual load factor here is assigned a plurality of discrete load levels, each of which describes different intensities of the individual load factor. As a result, in particular a load of the driver should be determined as reliably as possible.
  • From the DE 10 2005 026479 A1 Method and sensor device for determining an attention or vigilance is known, in which the inattentiveness is determined as a function of a steering rest phase and an immediately following steering action. If the driver is aware of inattentiveness, information, in particular an audible or visual warning message, is output to the driver of the vehicle.
  • It are also other sensor devices for detecting the vigilance known which body reactions of the driver capture such as blink, respiratory rate or heartbeat.
  • The The present invention addresses the problem of to increase driving safety in a motor vehicle.
  • This Problem is inventively by the objects of the independent claims. advantageous Embodiments are the subject of the dependent Claims.
  • The Invention is based on the general idea, one the vigilance a driver in a motor vehicle supporting device to create, which preferably already preventive the Vigilance-raising measures, provided that she recognizes that the driver has attention deficits or vigilance weaknesses occur. For detecting the vigilance in this case, the inventive Device to a sensor device, which, for example. Based on Determine steering rest phases and subsequent steering actions can be whether the vigilance of the driver is still in a satisfactory range lies. In addition, the sensor device is such trained to send out audible signals, provided they have vigilance deficits recognizes the driver. Such acoustic signals can For example, in the form of activating, especially rhythmic and the Driver exciting music will be sent out. So close the Inventive device due to the of Sensor device determined parameters that the driver of the motor vehicle fatigue can occur they activate, for example, an audio device of the motor vehicle, whereupon these Music is playing. The played music can be understood be set in advance by the driver of the motor vehicle, as well as the volume. It is also conceivable that the sensor device monotonous driving conditions, such as, for example, a highway ride detected and after a predefined period of uninterrupted Highway ride, the radio of the motor vehicle activated accordingly, so that the device already preventive of the driver's vigilance supported before this in a vigilanzgeminderten Condition falls. In particular with the help of activating Music, while the condition and the attention of the driver be obtained in monotonous driving situations. The activating by the Music-triggered effect can be especially describe that the driver in monotonous driving situations a change in his activity is offered. requirement it goes without saying that the driver no negative attitude towards the selected Music style, the band or the artist has.
  • Of course, in contrast to activating music relaxing music in certain driving and rest situations, such as, for example, in stressful situations, for reassurance or in the break to relax. In this sense, the term "vigilance deficit" should be understood to mean that not only a fatigue but also an over-excited state fell under it. The invention encompasses both by detecting the vigilance of the driver of a motor vehicle, recording appropriate music and thus generally improving driving safety sert becomes.
  • The Vigilance-enhancing measures should only one boredom or monotony of the driving situation induced fatigue counteract. On the other hand, one should be exhausted fatigue is a call for rest and relaxation Sleep done. This can be done by a suitable algorithm, which Time of day and journey time are taken into account.
  • at a further advantageous embodiment of the invention Solution, a search engine is provided that monitors the vigilance increasing music based on predefinable parameters from stations or select from the internet. This can, for example. Frequencies, rhythms, volume variations, music styles, Performers, bands, time periods, special music events, such as eg Woodstock, selected or excluded become. This is intended in particular a music or a rhythm direction be found, which appeals to the driver of the motor vehicle and thereby positively influenced in terms of vigilance. Of special Significance here are in particular music titles, which the driver of the motor vehicle to an at least certain participation or singing along stimulate, causing his circulation also stimulated and this becoming more active and alert. It is conceivable, of course Also, that created a music archive with particularly preferred music titles becomes, from which the sensor device preventive or in detecting deficiencies in vigilance. Of course It is also conceivable that such a music archive in certain periods is updated or realigned. It is important that the selected songs address the driver and this one not to animate the radio annoyed shut off. It is conceivable that in the music archive, for example, three to four categories are archived with approximately 150 music tracks. Alternatively it is also conceivable that the internet search engine according to predetermined Categories, artists or predefined activation parameters, such as z. Ex. Based on the rhythm that selects songs and into the music archive, for example a data memory or an MP3 player, downloads.
  • All in all can with the device according to the invention and with the method according to the invention for increasing the vigilance of the driver of a motor vehicle generally driving safety be improved, as awake and attentive drivers usually a lower accident risk, than drowsy and vigilance-impaired drivers.
  • The Music titles can be tagged with "activating" and "relaxing" attributes to be supportive to the vigilance state To provide music. For example, if an excessive Vigilance, the z. As caused by stress, is detected, is a relaxing music recorded. Conversely, if a muted Vigilance is recognized, a stimulating music recorded. These measures contribute to the driver on a monotonous driving route in one to keep attentive and relaxed state.
  • The Music recording can be automatic, without confirmation by the driver. It can also be provided that the driver the result of the vigilance detection must be acknowledged before the recording the music is done. Likewise, it can also be provided that the driver choose supportive music arbitrarily, z. For example, after "activating" or "relaxing", being "relaxing" in the sense of "calming" is.
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  • Cited patent literature
    • DE 102005055971 A1 [0003]
    • DE 102005026479 A1 [0004]

Claims (4)

  1. A vigilance of a driver of a motor vehicle supporting device with a sensor device for detecting the vigilance, wherein the sensor device is designed such that it emits acoustic signals, provided that it detects Vigilanzdefizite the driver and / or a monotonous driving situation, characterized in that the acoustic signals formed by music.
  2. Device according to claim 1, characterized that the music categorizes by attributes "stimulating" or "relaxing" or the music or a music direction by the driver beforehand specified is.
  3. Device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized that a search engine is provided, the music based on specifiable Selects parameters from stations or from the Internet.
  4. Procedure for increasing the vigilance of a driver of a motor vehicle in which detects the vigilance of the driver and music is recorded once Vigilanzdefizite the driver and / or a monotonous driving situation is detected.
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