IBM to Drivers: Wake Up!

Big Blue's just-patented Artificial Passenger makes sleepy drivers answer back. Don't laugh, it may help to build a $7 billion industry

This could be the sleepiest generation in history. With most people putting in longer hours on the job than ever before, 63% of all adults get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep, according to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation. If those figures are accurate, everyone from investment bankers to long-haul truckers and soccer moms are tooling down North America's highways in a serious state of sleep deprivation.

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