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Sleepy behind the wheel? Some cars can tell

Manufacturers and vehicle suppliers are now working on advanced tech solutions to detect drowsiness.

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Above: An illustration by Nvidia of its Co-Pilot system, showing how it will track a driver's facial gestures to detect drowsiness.

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The Volvo XC90's Driver Alert Control, which comes standard in the vehicle.

IT'S something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not like to admit it.

It's called a microsleep, a brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even if your eyes remain open.

Drowsy driving kills. According to the US National Highway Traffic

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