article-2580969-1C4B424500000578-713_634x422Car manufacturers are always looking for ways to make driving safer And in the future, dashboard emotion detectors could search for signs of irritation in a bid to identify the first signs of road rage. A prototype of the device is able to read a driver’s facial expressions using a tiny embedded camera. Scientists at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, have developed the system which identifies which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion. They believe their technology could be of use in medicine, marketing, gaming and in driver safety. ‘We know that in addition to fatigue, the emotional state of the driver is a risk factor, the researchers said. ‘Irritation, in particular, can make drivers more aggressive and less attentive,’ they added. MORE