Frequently asked questions

How does eye tracking help drivers interact with infotainment systems?

GLAZA’s system monitors the driver and detects the exact location the driver is looking at on the infotainment display. By utilizing blinking, our system allows the driver to perform a virtual “tap” and select any icon on the display. That method makes it faster to navigate the infotainment system.

Isn’t it easier to just use a finger?

Modern infotainment systems have many menu options; therefore, drivers must look at the display if they want to interact with it. Before tapping with the finger, the driver looks at the spot on the display and decides where to tap. Their eyesight is already locked on that spot, so it is easier and faster to just blink rather than lift the hand off the wheel, drag it to the screen, and tap with a finger.

Does it only work in consumer vehicles?

GLAZA ADAS works on any displays; therefore, it will work in commercial vehicles, scooters with infotainment systems, and autonomous shuttles/cabs with screens inside.

Will the “blink as a tap” feature distract the driver?

Blinking is already an incredibly fast function which will not distract a driver, just as it doesn’t distract us in our everyday lives. In the short period of time that the driver looks at the console display, muscle memory will allow them to perform intentional blinking only. In order not to confuse the software, several other options are activated, such as “double blink as a tap” and “long blink as a tap.” Both are just as fast and allow the driver to blink regularly without the interface misunderstanding this as a command.

Is there any special equipment required for it to work?

Our ADAS monitors the driver through a regular smartphone-like frontal camera installed on top on the infotainment display, similar to how cameras are installed on tablets. The cameras are small and hidden in the black background. No major piece of equipment has to be installed that would ruin car’s interior design.