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Nov
20

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 :

Example of driving 1
Speed of the car is quite high before the STOP sign and Risk goes to the maximum with a vocal alarm to the driver which have time to slow down or brake to stop.

Now with a slower speed profile :

Example of driving 2
Speed of the car is lesser here but still too high approaching the STOP sign, there is a vocal alarm again but for lesser time.

And finally the “good” safe speed profile :

Example of driving 3
There is a good anticipation here before the STOP sign, speed is adequate and risk is very low, then null.

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 smartphone : that makes SafetyNex compliant with all driver’s privacu regulations and laws in Europe.

Applications :
. insurance and fleets : vocal alert when risk is too high. As you can see, it lets time to slow down and avoid potential accident. This leads to a reduction of accident rate and a reduction of personal injuries. Of course, risk values can be recorded to do stats (risk profiles) for UBI (Usage Based Insurance) applications. 
. Automotive : same application is navigation with risk alerts. But with a robotized braking system (ADAS), it is possible to trigger braking with risk value. In such a case, it is not emergency braking but rather anticipation braking. 

In addition, it is possible, in the case of HAD (highly Automated Driving) car, to control speed (longitudinal part of auto pilot) very easily : “if risk too high, then slow down”, “if risk is low, then accelerate until risk becomes the max value you accept or until you’re at the speed limit”. You write your autopilot with very few lines of code !


Oct
27

SafetyNex Episode 3 : le choix des assureurs auto



Oct
09

Individual driving risk assessment and car insurance : what applications ? what business models ?

As many people know now, NEXYAD has been developing the first real time driving risk assessment system called SafetyNex.

SafetyNex is currently available in B2B :
          . as a smartphone App (Android and IOS)
          . as a real time driving risk assessment API that OEMs and Insurers may integrate into their own smartphone App or into their own telematics or ADAS device (Android, iOS, Linux, Windows).

This real time driving risk assessment module has been validated on 50 million km, and applies proven methods for risk assessment, using, for instance, the Frank E. BIRD “safety triangle” concept, and running in real time a knowledge-based system AI that has been built by NEXYAD since 2001. It took 15 years to extract thousands of road safety knowledge atoms from experts of 19 countries. Some of this knowledge is directly operational, some is deep knowledge on detection theory (a mix of Information Theory and Knowledge on Human Brain abilities). And of course, SafetyNex also applies fundamental knowledge on mechanics (braking abilities, …) including complex issues such as grip for example.

A tough work was to be made in order to build such a knowledge-based system that could cope with “gradual truth” and could run a complex knowledge-based model in real time. Implementation uses fuzzy sets both for facts and knowledge representation, and competition between knowledge atoms uses deep Possibility Theory concepts. Of course, SafetyNex deals with dynamic problems (road accident, with distances, speed, …) and had to find a proper representation of TIME. NEXYAD was not very quick to develop all those solutions and to integrate them into a product called SafetyNex : SafetyNex is proposed for sale since Jan 2017 (first R&D on SafetyNex : 2001). But the result is efficient : you can run SafetyNex on your smartphone while driving your car and see how it helps you to drive much safer without alerting for nothing.

This unique technology places now NEXYAD in the center of the worldwide telematics/adas/data collecting race for car insurers.

So let’s see what are the main applications of SafetyNex for car insurers :

          . PREVENTION : SafetyNex alerts (vocal alert) driver BEFORE a dangerous situation, letting time to slow down and avoid accident. It is the best prevention tool ever : studies showed that 20% of accident can be avoided (then also 20% of personal injuries and fatalities !!!). SafetyNex is the ONLY tool that runs in real time inside the smartphone or inside the telematics/adas devices and then is the ONLY module that can alert driver (all the other systems apply scoring methods on the cloud …). This is a major differenciation for SafetyNex : avoid accident ! Observation of drivers using SafetyNex showed that they change their way of driving in order to mimnimize the number of alerts, then they change their driving behaviour in the long term.

          . COMMUNICATION : SafetyNex gives driver a score of Safe Driving after every trip. This is a positive way of presenting risk and driver appreciate being given a gold cup for his/her high safe driving score. You can imagine many ways to communicate for car insurers. Example : every year, sort all drivers (customers) of a country, find the best (highest SafetyNex safe driving score) and give a huge incentive (offer a brand new car, for instance). Such an incentive tranforms the car insurer’s customers set into a community that tries to drive better, and you can build of course a social network for experience share and local challenges … etc. This is a simple and very concrete use of digital technology both for getting better profits and for saving lives. Marketing executives call this ‘the Nudge Theory”. SafetyNex is a natural candidate for applying this Nudge Theory.

          . KNOWLEDGE : car insurers only know about risk by accident observation. Although the theory of Frank E. BIRD (safety triangle) shows that the proper variable to observe would be what is called “near miss” or “quasi accident”. SafetyNex alerts every time that driver’s behaviour leads to a quasi accident situation. Then car insurers can use SafetyNex to build this new knowledge and sort and cross all their variables with this new notion. Actuaries will quickly find clever ways to use those new sets of data and you will be surprised to see how productive data scientists can be when they have a direct access to new qualified huge set of data.

          . USAGE BASED INSURANCE : Of course, SafetyNex is THE perfect tool for UBI. At the end of every trip, SafetyNex sends data (statistics) : usage (urban, road, highway, time, duration, km, postal code, etc …) and risk (risk profiles). Then it is very easy to propose Usage Based princings (‘as you drive” or “how you drive” etc).

SafetyNex Risk and usage crossed

It is important to notice that real time abilities of SafetyNex also simplify business models :

          . Anyway car insurer does effective prevention with SafetyNex : it is only needed to avoid few personal injuries and fatalities to “pay” the deployment of SafetyNex. That’s the key of SafetyNex deployment : SafetyNex alerts driver WHILE DRIVING and BEFORE danger, then many accident are avoided … then many personal injuries are avoided. If you know the price of a personal injury in you car insurance, then you see that SafetyNex price was made in order to let you get a fair ROI on this issue.
          . Communication (incentive) is then already paid by the number of avoided personal injuries !
          . and in addition, car insurer gets qualified data : for knowledge acquisition and UBI opportunities study.

As a conclusion, we can remember main facts :

          . SafetyNex real time abilities make it VERY DIFFERENT from any other risk assessment solutions (using stats and data science in the cloud) because then SafetyNex ACTS on driving behaviour BEFORE accident and then lets avoid many accidents.
          . Prevention effect of SafetyNex finances it deployment cost.
          . Knowledge extraction and UBI opportunities business models can be done without stress as SafetyNex already gives a fair ROI to car indurer.

Some OEMs and insurers already started to integrate SafetyNex API into their smartphone App or into their telematics/adas device.

It is now time to move forward to the 21st century with digital insurance.

Sep
29

SafetyNex épisode n°2 : votre système d’aide à la conduite



May
10

Interpretation of Risk Profiles with SafetyNex
A new paper by Nexyad

ESTIMATION OF DRIVER’S EXPERTISE, OF RISK TAKEN CONSCIOUSLY BY THE DRIVER,
AND OF THE LACK OF ANTICIPATION AND MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE ROAD



By NEXYAD

Lire la version Française


I – INTRODUCTION
NEXYAD has been developing the smartphonte application SafetyNex which estimates the risk of driving in real time [1]. SafetyNex is both a driver assistance system (ADAS), which alerts the driver (vocal alert) before danger (When the risk increases too much), and a telematics system that records risk profiles and usage profiles.
Warning before the danger gives the driver time to slow down and avoid the accident. Road Safety studies show that SafetyNex can reduce the number of accidents by 20% [2]. This simple functionality is of interest of car insurers, fleet managers, and to car manufacturers.
SafetyNex also rewards the driver with cups (gold, silver, bronze) that can be transformed into money incentive (vouchers, etc.) so that the safe drivers stil have a daily interest to go on using SafetyNex. Indeed, tools that are not used over a period of time rarely have a real effect on the accidentology. SafetyNex is therefore distinguished from other products, on the one hand by its real time and driving assistance, but also for its “reward” side. SafetyNex informs the driver In real time when the risk exceeds a threshold of danger, than one can say that SafetyNex gives the risk in the hands of the driver first. The driver is in control of his/her risk.
Then SafetyNex distinguishes from all telematics products that ultimately provide information to the insurer or fleet manager, but not to the driver who feels rightly spied on.
Risk and usage profiles [3] are forwarded to managers who have an interest in minimizing risk and the number of accidents. This paper presents a simple way to interpret the risk profiles constructed by SafetyNex.

II – SafetyNex RISK PROFILES
SafetyNex estimates risk of driving at every instant.
Since SafetyNex also measures usages, it measures among other things the durations and the number of traveled kilometers.
One can then construct the curve Risk (t) which is the risk at each moment, and also the curve Risk (km) which is the risk at each point of the route.

Risk Distance

Risk Distance rated

Let’s consider one or the other of those curves, it is easy then to cut the risk into slots:

Risk 03

It is therefore possible to calculate the total duration spent [resp the total number of km carried out] with a risk
between 10% and 20%, for example (or between 50% and 60%). The graph of these durations [resp number of km] for each range of risk (0% -10%, 10% -20%, etc.), looks like :

Graph 4

It can be seen that this graph can be seperated into three parts:

Graph 05

. A very high bar of near zero risk
. A shape of « bell curve » comparable to a gaussian
. Rising at the very end towards high risks
NEXYAD has run over 3,500 testers since June 2016, and has been able to interpret the shapes of these curves.

III – INTERPRETATION OF SafetyNex RISK PROFILES : CONSENTED RISK, EXPERTISE OF DRIVING, LACK OF ANTICIPATION OF DRIVER
The large quasi-zero risk bar simply expresses the fact that overall the car is a safe mode of transportation.
The part that draws a bell curve has a more or less strong spread : we have noticed that experienced drivers have a narrow curve (repeatability of their driving style is high) while beginners have a huge spread (they can’t drive always the same way).
The centering of the bell curve (maximum likelihood) corresponds to the way in which the driver takes a controlled Risk : cautious beginners have a low maximum likelihood (they try to take as less risk as they can) while experienced drivers have a higher maximum likelihood : they know what risk level thay can cope with.
Finally, the values that go up to the right (tail of distribution of the curve in bell) correspond to the vocal alerts, that is to saycases where the driver has not fully understood that the risk is high. In other words, it is the lack of anticipation and misunderstanding of road.

IV – CONCLUSION
SafetyNex’s risk profiles make it possible to understand the kind of driver you have :
. Cautious / not cautious (maximum likelihood of the bell curve position)
. Experienced / beginner (spreading of the bell curve)
. Lack of anticipation / very good anticipation (queues of distribution of the curve in bell)
Fleet insurers and managers therefore have all the information that they need to help the driver.
For example, within the framework of prevention plans, offering training adapted to each type of risky driving.
We validated this information by driving 3,500 testers, including beginners, experienced drivers, and also pilots (who in take risks appearance, but in reality have a very safe driving). This allowed us to give these interpretations of SafetyNex’s risk profiles.
With the deployment of SafetyNex to reduce the number of accidents, professionals structurally gain margin, and can use this margin to analyze profiles, segment them, and find the segments where it may be interesting to develop UBI (Usage Based Insurance) and real time pricing fleet.
This multi-functionality of SafetyNex makes it a unique and effective tool for managing driving risks.

V – REFERENCES
[1] : THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT NEED ONBOARD RISK ASSESSMENT : SafetyNex

[2] : SMARTPHONE APP SafetyNex COULD REDUCE ACCIDENT RATE BY 20%

[3] : EXAMPLE OF SafetyNex RISK PROFILES

Apr
19

Newsletter Automotive & Transportation #16 is now available

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #16, April 11th, 2017

 


Achieving of real time risk assessment in car telematics with Safetynex



Headlines :

– New Rating of Nexyad by Early Metrics
– BIKER ANGEL Project selected for Government funding (FUI23)
– Conference on Machine Learning organized by SNCF
– Nexyad Paper at 1er European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving
– Meeting Mov’eo, Systematic and Cap Digital
– Nexyad has visited 6th “les Rencontres Flotauto”
– Nexyad in Media
– SafetyNex available on stores for testers (Apple and Google)
– Groupement ADAS welcomed New Member NIT New Imaging Technologies
– Articifial Vision Products of Nexyad

Read the Newsletter #16

Apr
11

Achieving of real time risk assessment in car telematics with Safetynex

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #16, April 11th, 2017

 


Achieving of real time risk assessment in car telematics with Safetynex



Headlines :

– New Rating of Nexyad by Early Metrics

– BIKER ANGEL Project selected for Government funding (FUI23)

– Conference on Machine Learning organized by SNCF

– Nexyad Paper at 1er European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving

– Meeting Mov’eo, Systematic and Cap Digital

– Nexyad has visited 6th “les Rencontres Flotauto”

– Nexyad in Media

– SafetyNex available on stores for testers (Apple and Google)

– Groupement ADAS welcomed New Member NIT New Imaging Technologies

– Articifial Vision Products of Nexyad

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New Rating of Nexyad by Early Metrics

NEXYAD has just been rated again by the rating agency Early Metrics and got the score of 81/100 which puts us in the top 2% of companies rated by Early Metrics. This rating is primarily for investors.

Early Metrics is an European rating agency of startups and SMEs.

Nexyad 5 stars rating by Early Metrics


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BIKER ANGEL Project selected for Government funding (FUI23)

The FUI23 French collaborative research program published the list of projects that are approved : The project BIKER ANGEL (adaptation of the real time driving risk assessment module SafetyNex to motorbikes) is selected !
Biker Angel Project led by NEXYAD was already labelised by Competitiviness Cluster FINANCE INNOVATION.

Le programme de recherche collaborative FUI23 (Fond Unifié Interministérielle) a publié la liste des projets approuvés : BIKER ANGEL est sélectionné (adaptation du logiciel de mesure du risque en conduite temps réel SafetyNex pour la moto).
Le projet BIKER ANGEL porté par NEXYAD avait déjà été labelisé par le Pôle de Compétitivité FINANCE INNOVATION.

Read HERE

Biker Angel


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Conference on Machine Learning organized by SNCF

Very interesting conference on Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
SNCF RESEAUX welcomed a large audience last tuesday 28th march in Saint Denis.

French experts of A.I. field were introduced by Claude Solard SNCF réseau Chief Operating Officer and Jean-Jacques Thomas Director of Innovation.
Christophe Garcia, Full professor at INSA Lyon, deputy director of the LIRIS laboratory, gave an introduction to Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence and answered to the audience’s questions.
Then, Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad, Vice President of the MOV’EO Cluster, explained the Criteria for use and Methodology for implementation: the methodology AGENDA.

SNCF Conference Gerard Yahiaoui
Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad


From CEA List, Jean-Marc Philippe presented “from the Neural Network Tools to the Optimized System”. The conference continued with a roundtable about the SNCF Cafeine Project or how to go from the industrial need to the applied solutions in SNCF Réseau; animated by Alain Rivero, SNCF Réseau Director of Cafeine Project; Xavier Roy, Head of Innovation of ITNovem; Michel Paindavoine, co-founder of Global Sensing Technologies and professor at University of Bourgogne; and Jean-Jacques Thomas Director of innovation of SNCF Réseau.

The CAFEINE Project proposes to use the Artificial Neural Networks to detect the defects of pantographs on moving trains, and also to read the number of each wagons, oars and containers.

Another roundtable was organized about Startups and A.I. with Kunthirvy Collin-Dy, Head of relationships with Startups of SNCF Réseau Robot Lab; and Yannick Gérard, Head of Project of DAVI.
Patrick Bastard, Director of Driving Assistance Systems engineering of Renault, ended the conference with a presentation on an opening to other fields of application : vehicles electrification, ADAS and autonomous driving.

Conference SNCF 3 speakers
From the left : Jean-Marc Philippe, Patrick Bastard et Christophe Garcia


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Nexyad Paper at 1er European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Connected Car : The Validation Issue.
A paper by Brahim Yahiaoui, Pierre Da Silva Dias and Gérard Yahiaoui

First European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving
3-4 april 2017 – European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Brussels

– How to concile high complexity of A.I. with ASIL standard that needs a system to be fully predictable ?
– How to make sure that machine learning based behaviour will be adapted to new cases ?
– A Conception AND Validation methodology : « AGENDA »


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Meeting Mov’eo, Systematic and Cap Digital

A networking event took place at Cap Digital in Paris, the 16th of march. In the presence of Christophe SIRUGUE, Secretary of State for the Digital and Innovation Industry, the goal of this meeting was to bring together SMEs or startups offering innovative technologies or services for the connected vehicle.

Jean-Luc Moullet, Director of the competitiveness program, industrial and transport , Investment advisory services for the government, introduced the support mechanisms available under the Investments Program of the Future. Jean-Luc BROSSARD, R&D Director of PFA spoke about the Dynamics of innovation and needs of the automotive sector and mobilities. Anne Laliron, Director of Business Lab for PSA, gave a car manufacturer vision for the future. Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad and vice-president of Mov’eo, Michaël Fernandez, CEO of Drust, and Thierry Ernst, CEO of YoGoKo, advocated view for SME’s and Startups. Then Marc Charlet, Managing Director of MOV’EO, Patrick Cocquet, General Delegate of Cap Digital Hub, and François Cuny, General Delegate of Systematic Hub, discussed about Hub contributions. Christophe Sigure concluded this information-sharing.

Meeting at Cap Digital
Thierry Ernst on the left with the mic, Michaël Fernandez and Gérard Yahiaoui on the right

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Nexyad has visited 6th “les Rencontres Flotauto”

On Thursday, March 9, the “Rencontres Flotauto” or Professional fleet meeting were held in Paris.

This important event brings together all players of the fleet sector.
Suppliers of telematic equipment such as Nomadic Solutions, a French eco-driving specialist. Pure fleet management as Fleetmatics a French SME recently acquired by the American giant Verizon . New mobility startups such as OpenFleet which offers car sharing solutions for professionals. Almost all the European and Japonese car manufacturers were also represented by their Fleet subsidiary such as Volkswagen Group Fleet Solution.

Flotauto Fleetmatics
Fleetmatics booth


http://i0.wp.com/nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Flotauto-Nomadic-Solutions-CarteCarburant.jpg?resize=300%2C235
Nomadic Solutions on the right and Carte Carburant Leclerc on the left


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Nexyad in Media

Logo Le Parisien

Saint Germain en Laye : This App promises to Secure your Driving, by Jeremy Denoyer.

“C’est une application dont certains conducteurs ne pourraient plus se passer. SafetyNex, actuellement en phase de test auprès de 3500 utilisateurs, permet de déclencher des alertes en fonction de la dangerosité des aménagements fixes (croisements, ronds-points, virages) et des excès de vitesse. Développée par la société Nexyad, basée à St Germain en Laye, cette application devrait être disponible sur les plates-formes de téléchargement mobile d’ici deux mois.”

Read the entire news / Lire l’article ici

SafetyNex Onboard
SafetyNex App Onboard on smartphone


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SafetyNex available on Stores for Testers
(Apple and Google)

To test SafetyNex in your car, send your iTunes email if you use iOS smartphone or your Google account email if your smartphone is an Android one, to this adress obenel@nexyad.net

Today SafetyNex works on four continents :
– Europe : Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Nederland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
– North America : Mexico, United States
– South America : Chile
– South Asia : India, Singapore
We’ll integer new countries as soon as possible and on demand.

NOTICE : SafetyNex is now also available for integration in any Smartphone App and Electronic Devices through an API.


Click to enlarge


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Groupement ADAS welcomed New Member NIT
New Imaging Technologies

Groupement ADAS is a Team of innovative companies (cluster) with over 20 years experience in the field of technologies used in assistance driver systems (design, implementation and integration of ADAS in vehicles for safety features, driver assistance, partial delegation to the autonomous vehicle).
Last month, a new member joined the cluster to make ten companies !

NIT logo

New Imaging technologies (NIT) offers CMOS and InGaAs imaging sensors and cameras operating over an extraordinary dynamic range of more than 140dB. Our sensors are particularly useful for machine vision, automobile and autonomous driving, biometrics, security and surveillance. NIT delivers from large volume production down to small numbers and custom products. Our facility is fully ISO9001 accredited.

More about NIT

The other members are :
Adaccess
CAR&D
GlobalSensing Technologies
Intempora
LeddarTech
Nexyad
Nomadic Solutions
Sherpa Engineering
Transpolis

To discover Groupement ADAS


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Artificial Vision Products of Nexyad

– RoadNex is a functional bloc (software) for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) : detection of the road shape/contours and lane in front of the vehicle.

– ObstaNex is a functional bloc (software) for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).
ObstaNex detects obstacles (a car, a pedestrian). Definition of an obstacle: object that is not plane
(or that is « enough » vertical), and/or that has a movement that is not due to the movement of the camera.

– Visinex Onboard is a functional bloc (software) for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).
VisiNex Onboard measures the visibility on a region of interest (visual quality score and distance of detection).



Feb
23

SafetyNex Video Demo Onboard

Voir la version française de la démo

SafetyNex is a Smartphone APP that measures Risk taken by the Driver in Real Time and warns him before dangerous areas.

SafetyNex is available throuth an API (Android, iOS, Windows, Linux)

Nov
09

Presentation of Driving Risk Assessment Smartphone App SafetyNex
at Moveo ADAS Morning

Cluster “Groupement ADAS” Launched the october 18th first ADAS Morning co-organized with MOVEO in Paris.
Thema was ADAS and Road Safety : to discuss challenges, solutions and opportunities with many specialists personalities in the field in front of a large audiance.

You’ll find videos of presentations HERE

NEXYAD presented SafetyNex Driving Risk Assessment Smartphone App

Gérard Yahiaoui at ADAS Morning
Gérard Yahiaoui presenting SafetyNex at ADAS Morning in Paris

Oct
27

New Release of SafetyNex

General ergonomics of SafetyNex has changed and after each run you have immediate results of your driving score with Gold Cup if you are safe.

SafetyNex Screenshots
SafetyNex comprehensive HMI

http://www.safetynex.net

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