Vibrating car seats can make drivers sleepy
Today’s Video of the Day from RMIT University demonstrates the dangerous effect that the natural vibrations of cars can have on drivers.
While observing volunteers in a vibrating simulator, the researchers found that sleepiness can set in after just 15 minutes of driving. Furthermore, within half an hour, this sleepiness can have a hazardous influence on the driver’s ability to focus and stay alert behind the wheel.
The team hopes that their findings may encourage manufacturers to design car seats that will not vibrate and cause drowsiness.
Video Credit: RMIT University