You wouldn't expect to hear about something like this, but it's true.
Cameras are mounted to monitor the driver's eyelids. If they droop, a warning will sound that will prompt the driver to stay alert.
But, will it work?
The American Trucking Associations say they have support for new technology to keep their rigs safe on the road.
They've already supported one change.
Devices that limit the driver's speed.
Will the eyelid technology be next?
There needs to be something done and done fast. Truck accidents are increasing at an alarming rate.
In fact, fatalities rose 18% from 2009 to 2012 alone. That increase is starting to garner attention.
There were 77,000 accidents that resulted in injuries, but not death, up from 53,000 in 2009, an increase of about 45 percent.
Any progress to save lives is always a good thing. All we can do is hope something like this will truly have an impact.