Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan
25

Release v2.0 of Nexyad VisiNex Onboard

NEXYAD VisiNex Onboard v2.0 is now available on RT-Maps (by Intempora).
It comes with local Visual Quality Score (VQS) figured by colors :
Green is high, orange is medium, red is low.
See Demo film below on foggy weather condition :




Jan
21

The french Institute VeDeCoM purchased RoadNex & ObstaNex

The NEXYAD team is proud to announce a new customer of our Road Detection software module RoadNex and Obstacle Detection ObstaNex : The VeDeCoM Institute .

See some information about RoadNex and ObstaNex in the PRODUCTS menu above.

The VEDECOM Institute is one of the Institutes for the Energy Transition created within the Investment Plan for the Future of the French government. VEDECOM stands for carbon-free, communicating vehicle and its mobility. It is supported by the French competitiveness cluster Mov’eo and by several local communities around Paris

The objective of VEDECOM is to become an institute for mutual and co-located research on electric, autonomous and connected vehicles, and on the mobility eco-system built on infrastructures and services addressing new usages of shared mobility and energy.

To know more : http://vedecom.fr/en/

Vedecom

Jan
20

7 companies to launch driverless cars by 2020

New post on Nexyad-ADAS Solutions blog

NEXYAD Intelligence : trends of driverless cars in 2020

We already showed you when you will be able to buy a driverless car using predictions from research companies and futurists. Since that article was published in July, automakers have been announcing when they anticipate to release their driverless vehicles. This was mostly done to ride the viral wave after Google’s driverless car video was released. So, which company is going to be first to deliver an autonomous model to showrooms?

We’ve grouped companies into four categories:

1.Expected to launch a driverless car by 2020
2.Expected to launch a driverless car after 2020
3.Developing a driverless car, but no official launch date
4.No expected launch of a driverless car

to read more http://www.nexyad-adas.com/archives/2016/01/18/33221555.html

NEXYAD made functional analysis of driverless car and focused on reliability and robustness. Then this high-tech SME (that already developed an autonomous vehicle in 2007 with other SMEs such as Induct, for the DARPA Challenge : team “Blue Froggie”) proposes software modules that may help (available for sale) :

RoadNex for Road Detection
ObstaNex for Obstacles Detection
VisiNex Onboard for Visibility Measurement
SafetyNex for Road Safety

Please choose Products in the menu above for further information

Jan
19

l’Institut VeDeCoM s’équipe avec RoadNex et ObstaNex

Nexyad est fier d’annoncer que l’Institut VeDeCoM, Véhicule Décarboné et Communiquant, vient d’acquérir des licences utilisateurs des logiciels RoadNex et ObstaNex.
L’institut VeDecom monte en puissance depuis sa création et entend jouer un rôle majeur dans les domaines des véhicules autonomes, connectés et électriques. Sa stratégie d’acquisition de l’état de l’art en vision et intelligence artificielle pour les ADAS profite à Nexyad au travers de ses produits de détection de route et détection d’obstacles.

En savoir plus sur RoadNex détection de la route : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?page_id=412

En savoir plus sur ObstaNex détection des obstacles : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?page_id=429

VeDeCom

En savoir plus sur VeDeCom : http://vedecom.fr/fr/

Jan
15

NEXYAD Intelligence : The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016

Safety First — Security Will Be Big

An interesting post about Road Safety in Nexyad-Adas Blog.

To read more : http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/02/the-top-five-trends-for-the-connected-car-in-2016/

NEXYAD is waiting for that since 2010 as they’ve been developing a module that measures in real time the risk of accident and then can help to prenvent from accident (car manufacturer application) and/or monitor the driver (insurance companies application). This module is called SafetyNex and is the only one that estimates road safety correlated to accident (tested, validated, proven).

To read more and watch demos : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?page_id=441

Jan
14

In-Car Sensors Put Insurers In The Driver’s Seat

By Teresa Meek

Jeff Branson, the police chief of Mattoon, Ill., has been tracking a lead-footed driver for nearly two years.

A couple of times, he’s caught the guy doing 70 in a 55. He’s confiscated the vehicle twice but never issued a ticket.

The speed demon just happens to be his 18-year-old son Chase. Branson monitors his son’s driving habits with a device provided by auto insurance provider State Farm that plugs into the car’s data port and collects information on mileage, braking, turns, acceleration, and what time of day Chase is driving. The device uploads the data to the company, which uses it to rate drivers and offer them a possible discount under the company’s “Drive Safe & Save” program. Information about Chase’s specific location and speed is sent to Branson through an optional monitoring program associated with the device but is not sent to the insurance company.

In-car sensors, or telematics, have become business as usual for major auto insurance carriers like State Farm, Progressive PGR +0.00% and Allstate ALL +0.00%, which say customers appreciate the opportunity to review their performance online and receive discounts on their insurance. The palm-sized devices plug into a car’s data port, the same spot mechanics use for vehicle diagnostics. (All cars made since 1996 have the ports.) The devices record information about mileage and speed, which is then used to calculate data about acceleration and braking trends. Some systems also have GPS capability that is relayed to insurance companies for research purposes — or to owners like Branson who opt for driver monitoring.

to read more : http://www.nexyad-adas.com/archives/2016/01/13/33197670.html

Jan
13

Background of NEXYAD on artificial vision-based ADAS

Among the few companies that worked on ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle since a long tima, NEXYAD is one that have the most cumulated experience.
1993 : scientific paper by Gerard Yahiaoui (Founder of NEXYAD with Pierre Da Silva Dias) with a researcher of the Automotive Company PSA Peugeot Citroën : “Texture-based Image Segmentation for Road Recognition with Neural Networks”, G. Yahiaoui, M. de Saint Blancard, Sixth international conference on neural networks and their industrial & cognitive applications NeuroNîmes93, EC2, Nîmes, 1993,
2007 : participation of NEXYAD to the DARPA Challenge (Autonomous Vehicle) in the team “Blue Froggy” (with INRIA and INDUCT).
2016 : road detection, obstacle detection, road safety estimation, visibility measurement, available on smartphones (in March).

Experience matters !

What your company was doing in 1993 in the field of ADAS ?

What your company was doing in 2007 about Autonomous Cars ?

NEXYAD accumulated work on artificial vision based ADAS since more than 20 years, even when nobody believed that one day it will be camera inside cars.

You must need our know how…

Jan
11

Nexyad wrote a paper in the book
Energy Consumption and Autonomous Driving

METHODOLOGY for ADAS VALIDATION :
Potential Contribution of Other Scientific Fields Which Have Already Answered the Same Questions

By Gérard YAHIAOUI & Pierre DA SILVA DIAS

Livre Jochen

This volume by Jochen Langheim collects selected papers of the 3rd CESA Automotive Electronics Congress, Paris 2014. CESA is the most important automotive electronics conference in France. The topical focus lies on state-of-the-art automotive electronics with respect to energy consumption and autonomous driving. The target audience primarily comprises industry leaders and research experts in the automotive industry.

To buy the book : http://www.springer.com/jp/book/9783319198170

Jan
05

Mesure du comportement de conduite des conducteurs : SafetyNex

Les Compagnies d’Assurances, les Constructeurs Automobiles et leur équipementiers ont tous des raisons pour mesurer le comportement du conducteur. Cela a déjà commencé, avec les boîtiers des assureurs dans le cadre du fameux “pay how you drive” : l’idée des compagnies d’assurance automobile est de moduler les tarifs en fonction de la dangerosité des conduites : un boîter embarqué dans le véhicule (ou une App sur le smartphone du conducteur) note le style de conduite (en utilisant les accéléromètres intégrés dans l’électronique), et lui attribue un degré de risque d’accidents.

Or, le style de conduite (exemple : freinages sévères, ou au contraire conduite coulée) n’est pas corrélé au risque d’accidents. Cela a été démontré formellement au travers de programmes de recherche collaborative (en particulier dans le cadre du programme national PREDIT sur la Sécurité Routière), et cela correspond aussi au “bon sens” : quelqu’un qui grille un stop sans faire de freinage sévère, sans accélérer comme un fou, tranquillement, à 40 km/h, est extrêmement dangereux et son comportement de conduite est fortement accidentogène, alors qu’il conduit “calmement”.
De même quelqu’un qui ne tient absolument pas compte des passages piétons (y compris lorsqu’un piéton est engagé) et le passent tranquillement sans freiner on un comportement, d’une part interdit par le code de la route, et d’autre part très accidentogène (avec des accidents mortels car il s’agit d’accident “véhicule vs vulnérable”).
Tous les boîtiers automobiles actuels qui utilisent le style de conduite comme clé de dangerosité sont donc absolument inefficaces et remontent une information fausse.
Tant qu’on ne rapproche pas le style de conduite du contexte géométrique, géographique, météo, état du conducteur etc …, on ne peux absolument rien conclure d’un style de conduite, à part pour la partie dite “Eco” (plus on conduit brutalement, moins on conserve l’inertie du véhicule, plus on consomme de carburant, et donc plus on rejette aussi de CO2).

SafetyNex

To read more : http://www.nexyad-adas.com/archives/2016/01/05/33130831.html

Jan
04

News about ADAS Validation Database in NEXYAD-ADAS blog

NEXYAD ADAS Validation Database : soon available for free

NEXYAD will soon send a link to their ADAS validation database : video + sensors

Nexyad Database

To read more :http://www.nexyad-adas.com/archives/2016/01/04/33134624.html

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