Stevens Professor Yingying Chen presented in the National News Channel: Fox News Channel about the Driver Phone Use Detection work.


Professors Yingying Chen presented in the National News Channel: Fox News Channel about the Driver Phone Use Detection work. The news piece is available at the following link:


Cell phone distractions have been a factor in high-profile accidents and are associated with a large number of automobile accidents. This project addresses the fundamental problem of distinguishing between a driver and passenger using a mobile phone, which is the critical input to enable numerous safety and interface enhancements for the driver distraction problem. We are building a detection system that leverages the existing car stereo infrastructure, e.g., the speakers and Bluetooth network. Our solution seeks to address major challenges including the complex multipath environment presented in the small confided space inside a car, minimizing interference between the speakers, and any sounds emitted should be unobtrusive to minimize distraction. This project has received the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) 2011. In addition, it has received the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Innovator Award and many other media reports including The Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology ReviewInside Science TV (ISTV)Natiional Public Radio (NPR)etc.

For more detailed project information, please contact Prof. Yingying Chen via email: [email protected] or phone: 201-216-8066.

Texting behind the wheel a thing of the past?

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