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Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Volume 2011, Article ID 413964, 4 pages
Research Article

A Functional Driver Analyzing Concept

1Regensburg University, Continental Automotive GmbH, Siemensstraße 12, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
2Continental Automotive GmbH, Siemensstraße 12, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
3Regensburg University, Media Informatics, Universitaetsstraße 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany

Received 7 October 2010; Accepted 19 February 2011

Academic Editor: Guido Kempter

Copyright © 2011 Tobias Islinger et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


It is evident that a lot of accidents occur because of drowsiness or inattentiveness of the driver. The logical consequence is that we have to find methods to better analyze the driver. A lot of research has been spent on camera-based systems which focus on the driver's eye gaze or his head movement. But there are few systems that provide camera-free driver analyzing. This is the main goal of the work presented here which is structured in three phases, with the operational goal of having a working driver analyzer implemented in a car. The main question is: is it possible to make statements concerning the driver and his state by using vehicle data from the CAN Bus only? This paper describes the current state of driver analyzing, our overall system architecture, as well as future work. At the moment, we focus on detecting the driving style of a person.