Ford's new technology could wake you up if you fall asleep at the wheel, but taking portable oxygen on long journeys could help you stay alert so you don't doze off in the first place.
Motor manufacturer Ford has developed an onboard camera which identifies road markings, and predicts where a vehicle should be in relation to the lanes – sending out audio and visual signals which increase if the driver doesn't react.
The company's research identified the top five circumstances where people could risk falling asleep at the wheel, and may like to use portable oxygen to revitalise them.
Long journeys with monotonous roads like motorways, travelling home after night shifts, and times between 2am and 6am and 2pm and 4pm were identified as the most dangerous times for driver's fatigue.
If you drive for long periods of time or during the night, why not try portable oxygen, which could help you to stay alert and prevent accidents from happening.
Posted by James Worrall
26/05/2011 16:10:32Subscribe to the News RSS feed