This is an advanced system for embedding in vehicles to detect driver's drowsiness instantly based on fusion of image (processing) algorithm and sensors, leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI). The system can provide audio alert to driver upon detecting drowsiness to enhance road safety.

  • Drowsiness-Fighter 0
Technical name of innovation
Contactless Artificial Intelligence Drowsiness Detection System Based on Sensor Fusion 
Commercialisation opportunities
Problem addressed

Drivers who are drowsy while driving pose danger to the road safety, and there is a lack of accurate drowsiness detection systems in the market.

  • AI deep-learning image (processing) algorithm for timely and accurate detection
  • Infrared camera for detection at night
Key impact
  • Prevention of accident and reduction of car crash
  • Reduce maintenance costs due to accident
  • Low cost, low power consumption and easy to install

  • Any automotive vehicle
  • Fleet management
  • Railway transportation system


  • Hong Kong Short-term Patent (Patent no.: HK30014314)
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS)

Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.