Leveraging wearables for steering and driver tracking

Cagdas Karatas, Luyang Liu, Hongyu Li, Jian Liu, Yan Wang, Sheng Tan, Jie Yang, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Richard Martin
2016 IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications  
Given the increasing popularity of wearable devices, this paper explores the potential to use wearables for steering and driver tracking. Such capability would enable novel classes of mobile safety applications without relying on information or sensors in the vehicle. In particular, we study how wristmounted inertial sensors, such as those in smart watches and fitness trackers, can track steering wheel usage and angle. In particular, tracking steering wheel usage and turning angle provide
more » ... ental techniques to improve driving detection, enhance vehicle motion tracking by mobile devices and help identify unsafe driving. The approach relies on motion features that allow distinguishing steering from other confounding hand movements. Once steering wheel usage is detected, it further uses wrist rotation measurements to infer steering wheel turning angles. Our on-road experiments show that the technique is 99% accurate in detecting steering wheel usage and can estimate turning angles with an average error within 3.4 degrees.
doi:10.1109/infocom.2016.7524544 dblp:conf/infocom/KaratasLLLWT0CG16 fatcat:mlrjjoxqsvftbik46id2gr2ndq