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The Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Posted at Wed, Apr 19, 2017 12:15 PM

Did you know it’s possible to doze off without realizing it? The scientific term for this is called “microsleep” and it’s defined as a brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even when your eyes wide open. It’s quite scary. And it’s also quite dangerous. According to the NHTS, #drowsiness causes more than 100,000 crashes every year. At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales, we offer many used vehicles with the latest safety technology. Here are some of the latest technologies that have been on the market for several years and some that are being developed.

Driver Alertness Technology
Technology can now monitor a vehicle’s movements in order to detect a driver who’s getting sleepy. Sleepy drivers are then warned with a sound and coffee cup graphic or a jiggle of the seat. Now even more effective systems are also being developed.

Plessey Semiconductors has developed seat sensors that will monitor heart rate changes. This technology indicates when breathing patterns replicate that of someone who is sleeping. A warning will be given before someone actually feels tired and dozes off.

Bosch is working on a camera-based technology that monitors eye and head movements, body posture, heart rate and body temperature. This new system is sophisticated enough to measure body temperature, as well as how the driver is dressed in order to set the interior temperature at a level that will keep the driver alert.

Tim’s Truck Capital Wants to Keep You Awake & Alert While Driving
Of course, there is no substitute for a good night’s rest. However, we know that’s not always possible. We have a wide selection of used trucks, cars, vans and SUVs, many which have sophisticated technology. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we can help you find the make and model that fits your needs. Come to Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales for the best used cars for sale in NH. We also have the best used trucks for sale in NH. We can help you find your perfect vehicle. To view our complete and up-to-date inventory, visit our website at We look forward to becoming your NH dealership.

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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