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Aug
17

NEXYAD : the story

All you have to know about the french High Tech company.

NEXYAD is a “fake startup” (much older than it seems ^^) set up in 1995 by maths research engineers (Pierre DA SILVA DIAS & Gérard YAHIAOUI + other shareholder : researchers, finance executives, engineers). Founders came from military research (anti-tank missiles), with a strong culture of computer vision, machine Learning, artificial intelligence, signal theoy and processing, stats and data analysis.
During years we were the extended maths team of famous big firms in many fields : defence, automotive, banking, insurance, energy, cosmetics, agri-food, glass, railways, … Customers were research departments first, and then product and marketing departments, sales departments, industrial labs, manufactures, actuaries, etc.
In the automotive sector, we’ve been involved in a lot of different high level maths works such as :
. production/manufacture (work for PSA Group, Charleville),
. industrial Lab (work for PSA Group – Belchamp,TOYOTA Europe – Brussels, Robert BOSCH GmbH, Bühlertal, VALEO, La verrière – SAINT GOBAIN, … etc.)
. research & development for PSA Group, RENAULT, NISSAN, IEE, DAIMLER, FAURECIA, LE LAB (PSA RENAULT), on perception by camera, radar, capacitive sensors, ultrasound, infrared, etc … , vehicle dynamics (active control), sensorial analysis (touch smell perception of texture by vision), human factor analysis, detection of passengers on seats, odor gas sensors, artificial intelligence, epidemiologic analysis (pollution, particles, …), etc.

Read the entire article.

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
21

Nexyad Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15 is Available

Nexyad Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15 is Available


2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

After three years of Nexyad products development, 2017 will see the start of mass deployment of its products. An Automotive EOM has integrated RoadNex & ObstaNex for road detection and obstacles detection on special vehicles and an Infrastructure EOM has integrated Visinex for visibility measurement on highways. Beside, we’ll soon announce our first customers for SafetyNex.

Headlines :
– Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas
– Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data
– SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis
– Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”
– NEXYAD new award: Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO
– Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7
– New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

Read the Newsletter here.

Feb
13

2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15, February 13th, 2017

 


2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

After three years of Nexyad products development, 2017 will see the start of mass deployment of its products. An Automotive EOM has integrated RoadNex & ObstaNex for road detection and obstacles detection on special vehicles and an Infrastructure EOM has integrated Visinex for visibility measurement on highways. Beside, we’ll soon announce our first customers for SafetyNex.

Headlines :

– Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas

– Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data

– SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis

– Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”

– NEXYAD new award: Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO

– Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7

– New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

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Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Thanks to Business France, the DGE “Direction Générale des Entreprises” and “les Pôles de Compétitivité” (competitivity cluster) for having organised this CES mission. The “connected and autonomous vehicles” Mission brought together the four french pôles de compétitivité automobiles : LUTB, MOV’EO (Thanks too for the sponsoring), ID4CAR and cluster Pôle Véhicule du Futur; the Mission goal was to organise meetings and visits of big companies present at the CES and some top french Automotive SME’s in Las Vegas.

Nexyad was part of the Mission and took the opportunity to meet its partners, customers and future customers in Las Vegas. The show is bigger than everybody has told us before. There is thousands of boothes in several places in Las Vegas. It is impossible to see everything in four days long. This year, French Tech was well represented in the Venetian Hotel and at the Convention Center near the Westgate Hotel. Thursday January 5th, Nexyad was invited to a networking reception sponsored by Orange with the presence of Mr Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of Orange. The event took place at the Air Bar on the top of the Strastosphere Tower in Las Vegas.

Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.


Special interests seen about ADAS & Autonomous Driving at CES in Las Vegas

Abeeway already present at CES 2015 presented this year its new solution for autonomous geolocalisation with great duration (one year).

Giant Alphabet announced process of finalizing its autonomous car business through spin-off Waymo. Is Google will be car manufacturers or just embedded technology platforms and in the cloud technology for manufacturers ?

The GENIVI industrial alliance provides an open source system initiative for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers in connected car field. It collaborates with the Open Connectivity Foundation for connectivity between vehicles and smart homes. The alliance includes manufacturers such as PSA60, Renault Nissan, BMW and Daimler.

HERE Indoor Positioning brings precision to the industrial IoT.

Here at CES 2017
HERE Indoor Positionning demo

The NEXYAD team present in Las Vegas was invited by officials on the HERE booth at Convention Center Central Plazza.
When we entered the booth, we saw a table with mini robotic forklifts in a warehouse, all built with real technology. The robots moved around a simulated environment picking up and delivering containers based on high-accuracy positioning, bringing the real-world applications to life.
It was one of the numerous technologies presented by HERE at CES this year.
More about HERE here


LeddarTech has showcased three innovative 2D and 3D high-resolution LIDAR “solid state” solutions for autonomous driving applications based on next-generation LeddarCore ICs and developed with the collaboration of leading-edge suppliers and partners from the newly-established Leddar Ecosystem.
Nexyad hat a “summit” meeting with Leddartech (top of the Westgate Hotel on the booth of the canadian company). Both companies spoke about various future projects within the Groupement ADAS.
LeddarTech in Las Vegas

Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad and Pier-Olivier Hamel Product leader at Leddartech.


Quanergy Systems rised $90m in 2016 to built Autonomous cars sensors with US Partner Sensata Technologies.

REVA2 participated for the first time to CES and present a vehicle that is both autonomous and traditional. It is in fact a complete automotive system that ambition to create the French startup.




robotTUNER (An automated vehicle that looks like the french one NAVYA).

Twinswheel has presented its autonomous droid for parcel delivery services in urban area.


New ADAS demos by VALEO

Valeo onboard demos area at Golden Lot was completely crowed during the four days of the Convention. But we were lucky happy few to test Valeo XtraVue and Valeo 360AEB Nearshield.

Valeo XtraVue is a system based on a set of connected cameras that eliminates visual obstacles. It takes two vehicles equipped with the system. The driver of the vehicle B, which follows the vehicle A, can see on its control screen what happens in front of the vehicle A by seeing through it.

Valeo at CES 2017
VALEO XtraVue demo car

Valeo 360AEB Nearshield (Autonomous Emergency Braking) is an innovative technology to protect nearby pedestrians when vehicles perform low-speed maneuvers. With a full 360 degrees system of cameras and ultrasonic sensors, this ADAS helps the driver to avoid accident due to blind spots around large vehicles such as SUV and pick-up trucks.
Read more about Valeo at CES


Verizon (fixed and mobile telecom) was updating 2.0 of its Go90 video streaming application for iOS and Android which now supports Apple TV and Google Chromecast. It will allow the sharing of video links with other users via social networks. Verizon Digital Media acquired Volicon, which manages video distribution back-ends and analytics with its Media Intelligence Platform. Another acquisition is Fleetmatics for $ 2.4B. It is a fleet tracking service via GPS, a deal to get into the automotive sector.
The sugar on the top was Yahoo !, acquired for only $ 4.8B. the top is its billion unique monthly users including 60% on mobiles, and its advertising network. This complements the acquisition of AOL, Yahoo being intended to integrate it.


Visteon Demonstrates Augmented Reality Driving Experience and Latest Head-Up Display Technology at CES® 2017.

Complementing the vehicle’s HUD, embedded front-view and driver monitoring cameras trigger “smart alerts” in the form of lights and sounds when the driver is not paying attention to the road, if the vehicle strays from its lane, or if the vehicle is at risk of potentially hitting an object. For example, when a pedestrian or bicycle is present on the side of the road, an LED light projects onto the windshield within a 90-degree angle of the driver’s line of sight, giving a visual alert without the driver needing to turn his or her head.

Read more about Visteon here

VISTEON at CES 2017
Two onboard cameras look at the front of the car (a video for the demo),
detect obstacles and alerts the driver via a HUD.

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Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data

See below an example of Risk Profile Data Nexyad is able to give to their customers. SafetyNex provides Eco Driving profiles data, and usages profiles (Kms, date, hours, kind of roads, etc…) all of these can be crossed with Risk Profiles.

SafetyNex Risk Profile

Look at the entire SafetyNex User Manual

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SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis

Risk profiles estimated by SafetyNex: Analysis of profiles, and possible use to detect fatigue and hypovigilance of driver.

SafetyNex is a nomadic real-time risk estimation system. The system has been described in detail in previous publications [1] and uses the key concept of “near-accident” or “quasi-accident”, and is a result of 15 years of collaborative research with road safety experts and researchers.
The main competitive advantage of SafetyNex is that it allows, since the risk is estimated in real time,
to warn the driver (vocal alert), and thus to allow driver to avoid accident. Studies show that SafetyNex can reduce accident rate by 20% [2], which represents for insurers and fleet managers a consequent increase in margin [3].
But of course, SafetyNex also records usage and risk profiles. These profiles provide the behavior of the driver, or more precisely, his/her ability to regulate driving task consistently with danger. No need to record large volumes of data (accelerations, etc…) which in reality are not data (these are signals) for a possible back-office analysis, SafetyNex provides exactly the interesting data [4].
Below are examples of usage profiles and driver risk profiles.

. Read the entire paper
. Analyse des profils de risque en conduite estimés par SafetyNex (version française)

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Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”

Last thursday 26th of january 2017, Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad participated to a panel debate in Paris near Les Champs Elysées. He was invited as road safety telematics expert. Marie-Amélie Fenoll journalist at Decision Achats animated the discussion between other speakers : Jean-Yves Marie Rose of Ademe, Julien Honnart of Wayzup, Didier Blocus of ALD Automotive France, Edwin Colella and Alain Sinquin of Octo Telematics.

Fleet Management faces numerous problems and stakes in terms of safety, monitoring of drivers, training and loss costs. Gérard Yahiaoui presented SafetyNex App risk assessment in real time, that warns the driver before danger and gives individual and global risk profiles and usage profiles. An API of SafetyNex will be available very soon to integrate in any device. SafetyNex use allows to reduce accident rate by 20%.

Les rencontres du Fleet Management partners are ALD Automotive France, Ayming, Codes Rousseau, La carte carburant pro E. Leclerc, Octo Telematics and Phoenix development.

Gérard Yahiaoui Nexyadfrom the left Marie-Amélie Fenoll, Edwin Collela and Gérard Yahiaoui

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NEXYAD new award :
Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO

NEXYAD is proud to announce that MOV’EO selected NEXYAD to be one of their CHAMPION high tech SMEs
(PME championne du pôle de compétitivité MOV’EO).

“We are very proud to get this award from MOV’EO that works hard for high tech SMEs development” said Gerard YAHIAOUI, CEO of NEXYAD. “We participated to the MOV’EO mission at CES 2017 in LasVegas, with Business France, and for us, it is already a success”. “This new award will give us more exposure and for a High-Tech SME it is always a good thing”.

Moveo

“Nous sommes très fiers d’obtenir cette récompense de MOV’EO qui œuvre pour le développement des PME de hautes technologies dans le secteur de la mobilité. Nous avons participé à la la mission CES 2017 à Las Vegas, avec Business France, et pour Nexyad, c’est déjà un succès. Cette nouvelle récompense nous apporte plus d’exposition et pour une PME de High-Tech c’est toujours une bonne chose.” a déclaré Gérard Yahiaoui le P-DG de Nexyad.

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Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7

Nicolas Dattez from french competitivity cluster MOVEO and Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad talk about their experience of CES in Las Vegas with Christophe Bourroux for RadioK7 “Voice of Mobility”

“We are stronger at ten to push heavy doors !”

Interview of Gerard Yahiaoui on RadioK7

(Click to play)

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New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

Nexyad development team work hard to give updates and new functionnalities to its ADAS modules. See Below an example of road detection with the last update on RoadNex:

RoadNex on RT-Maps

Dec
26

“Check NEXYAD Technologies for New Mobility Applications”
Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #14 is Available

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #14, December 23th, 2016



Check NEXYAD Technologies for New Mobility Applications

Headlines :

– Demo video of SafetyNex : Smartphone App Onboard Real Time for Driving Risk Assessment
– Cercle LAB Symposium : new digital technologies for Insurance and Bank
– FinTech Community Symposium
– New Release of SafetyNex : Real Time Driving Risk Assessment for Car Industry and Insurance Companies
– Nexyad Technologies for Car Industry and New Mobility : SafetyNex – RoadNex – ObstaNex – VisiNex
– R&D project BIKER ANGEL (Driving Risk Assessment for Motorbikes) has been certified by the pôle FINANCE INNOVATION
– Business Trip to CES at Las Vegas

Read the Newsletter #14


SafetyNex


Oct
03

Evolution of ObstaNex v3.0

New Release of Nexyad ObstaNex v3.0

This new version included pattern recognition and tracking, and new management of camera model of with a special component that allows multiple camera models on a same RT-Maps diagram.
Applications are ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and Driverless Car, but also Road Safety.


ObstaNex v3.0 : Obstacles Detection for ADAS (here filter on vehicles detection)

Aug
25

L’accident mortel en Tesla aurait peut-être pu être évité

L’accident mortel en TESLA aurait peut-être pu être évité grâce à des modules logiciels de NEXYAD

English translation

par NEXYAD, août 2016

Les passions se déchaînent autour de la question des véhicules autonomes, ou semi-autonomes. Récemment, une personne a perdu la vie dans son véhicule TESLA alors qu’il était en mode auto-pilote.
NEXYAD a étudié la sécurité routière pendant une vingtaine d’année, et nous donnons quelques éléments de réflexion sur ce type d’accident.

Les chaînes de traitement de l’information des systèmes auto-pilote, driverless, etc… allant de la perception de l’environnement jusqu’à la prise de décision et à la gestion automatique des actionneurs, sont généralement très bien conçues, et mettent en œuvre des modules performants. Mais cela ne suffit pas à rendre nul le risque d’accident. En effet, pour traiter ce risque, il manque une chaîne parallèle (et indépendante) de « monitoring ».
C’est pour bien comprendre cette nécessité, il faut tout d’abord appréhender le niveau de complexité d’une scène routière vue par une caméra.

Le livre blanc à lire ici

Aug
16

Accident fatalities in a TESLA car

Accident fatalities in a TESLA car might have been avoided by using software modules of NEXYAD :
the time for monitoring circuit has come.

Version française

By NEXYAD

Processing circuit, informing auto-pilot systems, control, etc … from perception, data fusion, decision-making, and automatic control of actuators, are usually very well designed, and based on high-performance modules. But unfortunately, this is not enough to void the risk of accidents. Indeed, for the treatment of this risk, it lacks a parallel circuit (parallel and independent) called “monitoring” circuit.
To understand this need for a monitoring circuit, one must first understand the level of complexity of a road scene viewed from a camera.

The variability of road scenes is actually much more than what a normal person comes to imagine. Indeed, a color image, which has eight bits for each colors (then, 24-bit, as there are 3 colors) may encode 224 different color levels per pixel (more than 65,000 different possible values). HD video has more than 2 million pixels.
This means that the matrix of HD 8-bit color image may encode more than 65 0002 000 000 images !
This huge number is simply unimaginable.

Read the entire paper

Accidented Tesla
http://www.nextinpact.com/news/100804-accident-mortel-tesla-model-s-roulait-trop-vite-enquete-se-poursuit.htm

Aug
08

A scale model car to test ADAS

NEXYAD will use a scale model car for ADAS and driverless software modules testing & validation.

Nexyad built their own intelligent scale model of car integrating a camera and telecommunications to a PC running the RT-MAPS framework (by INTEMPORA).

Scale Model Car Nexyad

The PC runs real world detection software modules of NEXYAD into the framework RT-MAPS. Then the
scale model car can evoluate on a scale model landscape where it is easy to generate complex use cases
such as sun rising and other perturbations that are not easy to record in the real world and that are not that easy to simulate.

Beside, Nexyad built a testing and validation database that will represent thousands of million km of natural driving with the fewest number of vids as possible.
NB : this NEXYAD validation database will be available for free to every research and development team in the world on the NEXYAD web site.

Database

This database will be used by NEXYAD of course to test and validate their own software modules for ADAS and Driverless cars :
. RoadNex for road detection
. ObstaNex for obstacles detection
. ObstaNex BiCam for obstacles detection using 2 cams
. VisiNex for visibility measurement
. SafetyNex for real time onboard risk assessment

This database is the result of a advanced methodology published in the 90’s by Nexyad Founder. The methodology “AGENDA” allows to build and validate camera-based complex detection and recognition systems (for ADAS and driverless cars).
This methodology was recently re-published and presented in different symposiums in Europe to show exactly how it may be used by car manufacturers and their OEMs.

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