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Local AI can help make vehicles safer and run more efficiently
Local AI not only helps vehicles drive more safely, it is also used to ensure driver attentiveness, provide seamless control of on-board systems, and verify the smooth operation of countless moving parts under the hood.
The EU Commission recently adjusted their General Safety regulations to mandate new safety technologies that protect passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists in all new vehicles, many of which will be made possible by AI.
Imagine a car that knows when you become inattentive—and will warn you.
Inattention is a leading cause of road accidents. This can be due to fatigue, health events, drunk driving, or distractions (checking your phone, eating, speaking with passengers). In most cases, there are visual and aural indications of a driver's inability to operate a vehicle safely, before an accident occurs.
Our AI solution can be deployed in vehicle dash systems to help assess driver and passenger behavior (gaze tracking, pupil dilation, speech slurring) that indicates a safety risk either to occupants of the car, or to others on the road, and allow real-time warnings or action be taken. This device can also augment other automotive safety measures such as seat belt detection and alerts for a child left in a car seat.
Imagine a car that notifies you and your mechanic before an equipment failure.
Failures in critical components in an automobile are often costly and sometimes life threatening. Breakdowns don’t just ruin plans for individuals, they also have burdensome cost impact for fleets and businesses.
Our AI can enable cars to perform time-series based inference on sensor data from components across the vehicle allowing for part failures prediction in real-time. Combined with environmental models in the cloud, a business can also optimize by making sure that fleet vehicles nearing service milestones are not sent on long trips.
Imagine an automobile that warns drivers of a road hazard before they see it.
Automotive sensors and maps have made driving a lot easier. Mapping applications often include information about local signs and speed limits to aid drivers. However, such information is not real-time and thus can’t account for changes in road conditions, routing, or signage.
Our AI can enable vehicles to perform real-time monitoring of environmental conditions and signage to alert drivers to issues on the road, from black ice to potholes and temporary construction zones. This data can also be sent back to servers to update digital maps; a benefit to all drivers on the road.