Huawei’s New Patent Unveiled: Adjusting Autonomous Driving Strategies Based on Driver Fatigue

According to the National Intellectual Property Administration, recently, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. applied for a patent titled “Vehicle Control Method and Device,” which was published with the application publication number CN118182514A. The application date was December 12, 2022.

The patent indicates that it first obtains the driver’s physiological and psychological state information through the vehicle’s sensor system, including one or more of head posture, gaze angle, frequency of yawning, and duration of eye closure.

Next, it uses algorithms to assess the driver’s offline level, which refers to the degree of distraction, based on this information. Finally, it automatically adjusts the vehicle’s driving mode according to the offline level to ensure a safe and comfortable driving experience.

This patent can be applied to technical scenarios using autonomous driving technologies at L2 to L3 levels.