09 octobre 2020

Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

THE SAFETY DRIVER behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that  struck and killed a woman in 2018 has been charged with a crime. Prosecutors in Maricopa County, Arizona, Tuesday said the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, has been indicted for criminal negligence. But Uber, her employer and the company that built the automated system involved in the fatal collision, won’t face charges. The attorney for neighboring Yavapai County declined to prosecute Uber last year, writing in a letter that the office found... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2020

Risk Factors that Contribute to Road Accidents - Insurance Telematics

Risk Factors that Contribute to Road Accidents - Insurance Telematics Photo: By Conn Hastings Data on the most widespread risky behaviours for delivery drivers attained that there is a tendency related to distracted driving were still leading factor among other dangerous habits, according to a report compiled by Lytx and Nexyad.Another risk factor identified by the Nexyad driving behaviour engine is the unstructured and slight differences to our current road infrastructure. The Nexyad engine takes into account the shape of... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2020

ROAD SAFETY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

ROAD SAFETY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION The road safety situation differs widely between Member States. Some of them report substantial progress, while others are still performing significantly below the EU average. However, the gap between the worst- and the best-performing EU Member States has been narrowing year after year. In 2017, none of the Member States registered a fatality rate higher than 100 deaths per million inhabitants, and eight of them recorded a fatality rate lower than 40 deaths per million inhabitants.   In... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

ARTICLE ON CNN TALKING ABOUT NEXYAD THAT CREATES SOFTWARE TO ALERT DRIVERS OF POTENTIAL ACCIDENTS CNN

ARTICLE ON CNN TALKING ABOUT NEXYAD THAT CREATES SOFTWARE TO ALERT DRIVERS OF POTENTIAL ACCIDENTS CNN   quote : “DERQ is not the only company working in this space. HUMANISING AUTONOMY has developed a 'pedestrian intent prediction platform intended to make autonomous vehicles safer;" DRIVERI is a platform that analyzes commercial vehicle drivers' to improve their performance, and NEXYAD creates software that can be built into cars to alert drivers of potential accidents.” Link : https://lnkd.in/gkGJjiM Note : NEXYAD... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2019

BLACK SPOTS "THEORY" HAS NO MEANING FOR ROAD ACCIDENT

BLACK SPOTS "THEORY" HAS NO MEANING FOR ROAD ACCIDENT Everyone has heard about "black spots" where there would be a concentration of road accident and some companies try to build a map of them … This is doomed to failure. Imagine yourself, blindfolded, darting on a wall. Each time you finish, you inspect and note the areas of impacts concentrations ... Of course, at each turn, the areas are elsewhere! because it's only random with an insufficient number of repetitions . Well, that's exactly what you do when you record traffic... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2019

SELF-DRIVING CAR MUST DRIVE "WELL" IN REGULAR CONDITION … SOUNDS EASY ? READ THIS BEFORE AND THEN TELL

SELF-DRIVING CAR MUST DRIVE "WELL" IN REGULAR CONDITION … SOUNDS EASY ? READ THIS BEFORE AND THEN TELL Human drivers don't have the sharp reflexes of ADAS. But they have only 1 accident in average every 100 000 km and 3 fatalities in average every billion km (OECD). Drivers that have the best reflexes are in average the Young ones - 18 to 25 - (biology). However, they also have much more accident than the 50 years old drivers (not as fast as they used to be when they were 20). Well, it seems that finally road safety is not... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

Supporting Safer Driving Using Big Data and Telematics

Supporting Safer Driving Using Big Data and Telematics ISO 39001 (international standard for road traffic safety management systems) certified Smiling Road provided by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is a service for businesses that helps corporate vehicle drivers drive safer. Smiling Road was launched in March 2015 as the first telematics service of its kind, and it uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to encourage drivers to continuously be more aware of safety on the road, helping to reduce accident risks by assisting managers in providing... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2019

ROI of car and truck telematics deployment : disruption

ROI of car and truck telematics deployment : disruption Now there is a buzz about telematics devices and onboard smartphone Apps, even Dashcams, with applications to fleet management, motor insurance pricing, etc. Features are geolocation, predictive maintenance, eco-driving scoring, driving risk assessment ... All those features may bring a Return On Investment (ROI), but in the long term only. And long term (a few years) is not easy to predict. It is one reason why we hear so much but we see few real large scale deployments. ... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?   An Uber-owned Volvo in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian. The vehicle had a human driver behind the wheel when the tragedy occurred.  This incident brings a sudden urgency to the moral quandary that ethicists have been discussing since before self-driving cars were a reality: Whose fault was this death?  Read more : https://mashable.com/2018/03/22/self-driving-car-fatality-uber-liability/?europe=true#L.5xeH1O7Pqk  
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18 mars 2019

Truck, Automobile and Motorcycle Collisions

Truck, Automobile and Motorcycle Collisions Because of our extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of how vehicles should perform in a wreck, we are also uniquely qualified to assist those individuals who have suffered catastrophic loss due to the negligence of another driver. The majority of the litigation in this area involves a collision between a commercial motor vehicle and one or more passenger cars. Accordingly, much of the information contained within this portion of our site is devoted to providing information about... [Lire la suite]
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