Bloomberg: Yandex is Installing Facial Recognition by VisionLabs in its Ride-Hailing

Yandex NV, Russia’s internet giant have announced installing facial recognition technology by VisionLabs in its ride-hailing Yandex.Taxi to force sleepy drivers to take breaks and cut off extra and unsafe shifts. The solution has been piloted in 100 cars with several thousand planned.

Big Brother to Force Moscow’s Sleepy Cab Drivers to Take Breaks

“Yandex.Taxi, co-owned by Uber Technologies Inc., will roll out the technology via a small device mounted to the windshield that’ll identify exhausted drivers. The software will track parameters like blinking, yawning and the person’s head slumping forward – and potentially ban them from taking more orders. The software, based on technology from local vendor VisionLabs, monitors 68 facial points”.

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