We understand, the daily driving commute gets monotonous. After working hard for eight-plus hours, sleepy driving can become a real concern. Technology to the rescue! Drive Awake is a free app that uses eye-tracking technology to "see" when your eyes start to drift closed and will wake you with a loud parrot squawk and driving directions to the nearest Café Amazon, the company behind the app (of course there has to be a business purpose to the service, right?).
Since Café Amazon stores are in Thailand, those based outside the country can ignore that part of the app, but give a test-drive to the eye-detection part. The iPhone needs to be placed at eye level on the windshield, which isn't the most convenient place, but in our brief use of the app, it did notice as our eyes closed. Actually, it also screeched a warning even when eyes were not closed.
It may be an advertising gimmick, but could this be the sign of technologies to come? A Google Glass windshield that monitors biometrics and ensures drivers are at their optimum alertness for driving?