08 juin 2018

Autonomous Car Crashes: Who — or What — Is to Blame?

Autonomous Car Crashes: Who — or What — Is to Blame? The promise of driverless vehicle technology to reduce road fatalities hangs in the balance now as never before. Two recent deaths involving Uber and Tesla vehicles using driverless systems have raised the debate on safety to levels that threaten to significantly delay or derail adoption of the technology.   Uber has temporarily halted tests of self-driving cars after the latest crash, and so have Toyota and graphic chips manufacturer Nvidia, whose artificial... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2018

Example 2 of scenario where accurate detection and emergency braking cannot avoid accident : SafetyNex is needed

Example 2 of scenario where accurate detection and emergency braking cannot avoid accident : SafetyNex is needed There are some use cases where only driving risk assessment provided by SafetyNex can avoid accident :  
23 mai 2018

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRIVING RISK YOU TAKE AND ACCIDENT : THE "S" CURVE THEORY

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRIVING RISK YOU TAKE AND ACCIDENT : THE "S" CURVE THEORY Let's say in a manufacture there is a very dangerous machine that may grind up your hand. If you are 10 km away from the machine, risk is "very" low. If you are 1 km away from the machine, risk is the same. If you are 10 m away from the machine ... risk is still very low ... but if you come closer (let's say 10 cm), suddenly risk becomes high ! This is not linear. In road safety, the Artificial Intelligence algorithm SafetyNex estimates 20 times per second... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

Who Is Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Has an Accident?

Who Is Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Has an Accident? Two recently reported crashes involving cars with autonomous driving systems have re-raised a key question. Who is at fault — the driver or the car? COLLISION ETHICS Two separate incidents in California involving self-driving vehicles have recently gotten attention. One accident involved a Tesla Model S, the other, a Chevrolet Bolt that was using General Motors’ Cruise Automation technology. In both cases, the vehicles were reportedly using their... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2018

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really?

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really? Self-driving cars are supposed to be our salvation, drastically reducing the 1.3 million road fatalities worldwide each year by replacing humans with robots who can do precision piloting and never get distracted, drowsy or drunk. So why did a self-driving Uber SUV being tested in Tempe, Arizona, strike and kill a woman March 18 without so much as hitting the brakes? The accident will only drive more anxiety about autonomy given that 63 percent of Americans... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many accidents such as recent UBER accident

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many automous car accidents such as the recent UBER accident We all saw videos of the UBER VOLVO accident. The dashcam video shows that visibility conditions were very poor and that the pedestrian is dressed in black (pullover) and crosses a road at night without any light and out of pedestrian crossing areas. This attitude is pure suicade and you wouldn't teach your children to behave this way. But even if this pedestrian shouldn't have been in the... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say The pedestrian killed Sunday by a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. SUV had crossed at least one open lane of road before being hit, according to a video of the crash that raises new questions about autonomous-vehicle technology. Forensic crash analysts who reviewed the video said a human driver could have responded more quickly to the situation, potentially saving the life of the victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Other experts said Uber’s self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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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]
17 mai 2017

Aftermarket Add-Ons Will Make Any Car Smarter, for a Price

Aftermarket Add-Ons Will Make Any Car Smarter, for a Price When we talk about driverless cars, we're often starting with the concept of a whole-package model — such as Google's now famous laser-and-sensor prototype — one that's already navigating selected routes in California. But there's another frontier in the technology-driven space of advanced driving systems, and it's starting to make inroads in the aftermarket. Witness the emergence of add-ons such as Cruise Automation's RP-1 radar-based advanced driver assist... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

Effect of driver's personal characteristics on traffic accidents in Tabuk city in Saudi Arabia

  Effect of driver's personal characteristics on traffic accidents in Tabuk city in Saudi Arabia Traffic accidents are a major problem in developing countries. Saudi Arabia is no exception to this worldwide dilemma. In Saudi Arabia a high incidence of road accidents has been recorded in the last several years due to various factors. The aim of this paper is to examine what factors contribute to road accidents in the study area; and to evaluate statistically the effect of certain driver’s personal characteristics on road... [Lire la suite]