Don’t think you’ll get caught checking the Duke score while cruisin’ down the highway? Soon, you may have to think twice before hitting the scoreboard. Tobii has unveiled its new technology that detects drowsiness and distraction in on-board driver safety systems. The platform is based on the company’s advanced eye tracking tech to bolster automobile safety on the highways and byways. The system detects eyes of all shapes, sizes, and colors — without calibration — even if the driver is wearing glasses or a pair of Ray Ban shades. A constant stream of data communicates to the watchman the driver’s condition, regardless of changes in environment or if the person behind the wheel takes a quick peek out the window. Tobii isn’t looking to stop here either, as it says eye control of in-cabin infotainment systems is within reach. Perhaps this time next year, we’ll be able to browse that Spotify collection with a series of blinks — one can only hope.

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