Aptiv partners with AI company Affectiva

Autonomous vehicle company Aptiv entered into a commercial partnership with Affectiva, a Boston-based startup that creates human perception artificial intelligence to identify the cognitive state of vehicle occupants, according to a news release from the company.

Affectiva, which spun out of MIT Media Lab, uses its technology to determine in real time if a person in a vehicle is paying attention to the road or if they are distracted. The sensing tech takes into account changes in eye movement and facial expression.