01 mars 2018

AI should help increasing road safety for robot taxi allowing to put them in function soon

AI should help increasing road safety for robot taxi allowing to put them in function soon Robot taxis are under testing in many cities such as Phoenix Arizona. Globally it works but the issue is still the rate of accident. Human driver has an accident in average about every 70 000 km and there are about 3 deads every billion km. This very high performance of human driver makes it difficult to automate driving, especially in urban traffic where road infrastructure characteristics are very complex. This explain why tests long more... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

Connected car / Telematics : use case of a car insurer that deploys SafetyNex

Connected car / Telematics : use case of a car insurer that deploys SafetyNex Car insurers are interested in : . prevention : reducing accident rate is a real need, all accident, and particulary those that lead to personal injuries . data : SafetyNex records risk profiles and usafe profiles Here is a short video that shows how a car insurer can use and take benefits of SafetyNex deployment : SafetyNex episode 3 : The Car Insurer's Choice
05 janvier 2018

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns No new technology comes without its drawbacks. As these autonomous vehicles are released into the market, what could go wrong? Several factors will need to be considered: cyber security, the shift in liability, and changes in underwriting to keep current with technology trends. New Cyber Security Risks It Comes Down to Control The link between cyber security and cars is a new concept, and it’s one that should not be underestimated. Here is an illustration. In July 2015, two... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2017

Anime presentation of the real time driving risk assessment module SafetyNex

Anime presentation of the real time driving risk assessment module SafetyNex SafetyNex estimates driving risk 20 times per second and alerts driver if and only of driving behaviour is inapropriate to driving context. To read more : http://www.safetynex.net
12 décembre 2017

SafetyNex (real time driving risk assessment smartphone App) can alert driver before danger and then reduce accident rate by 20%

SafetyNex (real time driving risk assessment smartphone App) can alert driver before danger and then reduce accident rate by 20% The company NEXYAD recently launched their smartphone App SafetyNex. SafetyNex analyses driving behaviour in real time and estimates the degree of adequation of this driving behaviour to road context. In the low cost implementation, context is only the road infrastructure configuration : distances, curves, intersections, functionalities of infrastructure (pedestrian crossing, school, ...) and traffic signs... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

SafetyNex driving risk estimation during driving : anticipation of danger

SafetyNex driving risk estimation during driving : anticipation of danger SafetyNex estimates driving risk 20 times per second, during driving (real time). On the following figure, you can see risk rising when approaching a stop sign with an inappropriate car speed : Now with a slower speed profile : And finally the "good" safe speed profile : This estimation is computed INSIDE the local device (inside the car). Current implementation is on smartphones (IOS and Android), then computing of risk is completely done INSIDE the... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2017

INTEMPORA and NEXYAD, members of MOVEO Groupement ADAS on Major French TV (BFM Business)

INTEMPORA and NEXYAD, members of MOVEO Groupement ADAS on Major French TV (BFM Business) 1st Nov 2017, the Tech & Co tv show on the subject : will self-driving car come sooner than expected ? Nicolas du LAC, INTEMPORA, and Gerard YAHIAOUI, NEXYAD, presented their innovations and explained how the MOVEO Groupement ADAS helps to be stronger for their innovative startups. Nicolas talked about RT-MAPS that is a software tool for R&D, making easy the task of developing applications with multiple sensors (cameras, lidar,... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) using SafetyNex

Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) using SafetyNex Intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) is a new field of ADAS. Indeed, after deploying "reactive ADAS" (emergency braking on automatic detection), it seems interesting to give the car the ability to "understand" the road scene context and then to adapt its speed in anticipation. The aim is to minimize the number of emergency situations to face. It is exactle what a good driver does when approaching an intersection with priority to the other road : you slow down a little (and it is not... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Sensor Fusion and Data Fusion for ADAS and driverless vehicle

Sensor Fusion and Data Fusion for ADAS and driverless vehicle The French High-Tech startup NEXYAD recently presented their module SafetyNex. SafetyNex is a real time driving risk assessment system. Of course, Driving Risk makes everyone think of car insurance and fleet management. And it is a natural application (deployment has already started). But it is important to note that Driving Risk is also a key notion for ADAS and Driverless car. Indeed, Driving Risk happens when there is no adequation between Driving Behaviour and Diving... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

What is driving risk and why most apps DO NOT measure it although they seem to be interesting

What is driving risk and why most apps DO NOT measure it although they seem to be interesting Driving risk assessment is now of interest of : . telematics solutions providers . fleet managers (for prevention) . car insurers (for prevention, and UBI) A lot of applications then explain how they estimate driving risk. But, by the way, what is driving risk ? A lot of people seem to think that driving risk and accident are quite the same. If I observe accident, then I will learn and do stats and find a way to estimate driving risk.... [Lire la suite]