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Monitor the truck driver's brain waves. If the brain waves indicated that the truck driver is starting to fall asleep an alarm would wake the driver up and signal that the truck's engine will turn off in 5 minutes. The truck driver would have to find a safe parking spot and wait until a timeout period
expired before he/she could resume driving. The truck driver would have to wear the EEG electrodes in order to start the truck.
Of course I can already see the news headline: Sleepy Truck driver causes a deadly accident killing 4 people. Police find a dog hooked up to the EEG safety system.
||While monitoring truck (and other) drivers' awareness is a good thing, I find any kind of automatic cut-out worrying. Just keep the alarm. imo.
||I told you dogs are smart!
This whole theory assumes that truck drivers have something "going on upstairs". I havent met many so couldnt possibly comment. As an alternate they could be on some kind of breathing equipment that monitors their rate and stops the truck if they dip below a certain value- the system would be designed to run just under the point of hyperventilation.