Attendees at CES this year witnessed how Intel has become a world leader in delivering Internet of Things innovations that push the boundaries of how humans interact with the world around them. From 3D computing, drones and cute-as-a-button wearables, to IoT-connected Jaguars and child safety seats that ensure no child is left behind, Intel’s IoT solutions prove that when it comes to the IoT, intelligence is everywhere.
Jaguar Land Rover is working with Intel and Seeing Machines to develop sensing technology that monitors the driver’s face and eyes to reduce distracted and drowsy driving. To deliver the processing power required by the Driver Monitor System (DMS), Seeing Machines asked Intel to install hardware in the Jaguar F-type demo prototype based on the newest Intel® Core™ i7 chips.
Attention-monitoring sensors in the steering wheel detect eye and facial movements so it can identify if the driver has become inattentive, either due to drowsiness or distraction. The technology is so sophisticated it can understand the state of the driver in real-world conditions, including bright sunlight and if the driver is wearing glasses or sunglasses.
“By choosing Intel chips to power their compute intensive technology, Seeing Machines will be able to offer automakers like Jaguar Land Rover an enhanced experience for their customers in the future,” said Elliot Garbus, vice president of transportation solutions at Intel.
“It has huge potential for road safety,” said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Director. “If the driver’s gaze moves towards the infotainment screen or out of a side window, and the car identifies this, then the system could alert the driver to hazards earlier. DMS could even enhance settings in safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking, to reflect the driver’s lack of attention. Autonomous braking as the car drives up to a hazard could occur sooner as the car realizes the driver has not seen the danger ahead.”
Meet Curie, the Cute-as-a-Button Wearable
Intel® Curie™ packs a robust set of features into its tiny size that are ideal for “always-on” applications such as social media, sports, and fitness activities. This can enable efficient and intelligent wearable solutions for a broad range of form factors—including rings, bags, bracelets, pendants, fitness trackers, and even buttons. Another wearable that generated a lot of buzz at the show was Nixie, a flyable and wearable camera that resides on the user’s wrist when not in use. Nixie recently won Intel’s first Make it Wearable Challenge.
RealSense 3D Computing
Devices with an Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera have three lenses: a conventional camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser projector. Together, the three lenses allow the device to infer depth by detecting infrared light that has bounced back from objects in front of it. This visual data, taken in combination with Intel RealSense motion-tracking software, create a touch-free interface that responds to hand, arm, and head motions as well as facial expressions.
IoT-Connected Child Safety Seats
A new Intel-tech enabled Smart Clip ensures that no child is left behind. The clip attaches to any standard car seat and sends push notifications if the driver steps out of range of the device without first unclipping it from the child.
Visit the CES 2015 Video Library
Watch Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s CES 2015 keynote speech, along with a collection of fireside chats on Moore’s law, wearables, and diversity in tech, all at the Intel newsroom here.