The anatomy of a fatigue-related motor vehicle crash or near-crash

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Falling asleep at the wheel remains a major cause of road crashes worldwide. Technologies to monitor driver
sleepiness are currently limited because they measure the end-state of falling asleep, rather than the
physiological and behavioural precursors, thus providing little opportunity for intervention. In collaboration with a
leading driver sleepiness technology developer, this project aims to investigate the time course of multiple
physiological and behavioural signals that lead to fall-asleep (on-road) driving events, to inform the next
generation of driver state monitoring technologies. Such technologies are integral to the rapidly evolving
autonomous vehicle industry.
Effective start/end date12/12/1631/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD207,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Seeing Machines Ltd: AUD120,000.00