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Researchers are developing an in-car facial recognition system that can detect road rage.

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or EPFL are collaborating closely with PSA Peugeot Citroen and developing an in-car emotion detection system designed to watch out for emotions like anger and disgust.

The system uses an infrared camera system to identify the driver’s emotions. The main idea is that the system will detect when the driver is stressed or irritated, emotions that may affect his or her driving. The system can be used to flash warning signals or trigger a limiting function on the car’s speed to make the driver aware and maintain safe driving.

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