OLD TELEMATICS
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NEW PROACTIVE TELEMATICS

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Old telematics used to record driving behaviour data extracted from accelerometer: severe braking, cornering, etc.
At this old time, there were no other solution, but it was complex to use it :
. weak correlation between severe braking and accident were due to the fact that accident brings severe braking (and not the opposite)
. driver that doesn’t brake at all at STOP signs (700,000 accidents per year in the USA) were considered as “good drivers” (no severe braking).

Now there is a new technology, easy to integrate into telematics hardware (smartphone, telematics device, dashcam, etc.) that computes a real validated DRIVING-RISK, easy to use, and because it is computed in real time, it can trigger alerts for driver and then modify driving behaviour in due course, reducing accident rate by 20%. It is time to turn the page and contact us (we provide the technology, you can build a solution by integrating it into your system).

NEXYAD at CTS & CES 2020 in Las Vegas

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NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #29, March 24th, 2020

 

NEXYAD at CTS & CES 2020 in Las Vegas

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– CTS 2020 (Consumer Telematics Show)

– CES 2020 (Consumer Electronics Show)

– Nexyad Quoted in a CNN Article

– Global Road Safety Platform by Nexyad

– Deep Learning Benchmark : Tensor Flow Vs Nexyad Internal Deep Learning Solution

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

                                                                                    

NEXYAD newsletter: our Global Road Safety Platform                                               

Hello,

In these difficult times of COVID19 epidemic, I would first like to wish everyone good health, for themselves and their loved ones. Our company NEXYAD continues its activity, with difficulty because organization of telework in a software development company is a complex security problem, but we achieve the planned deliveries. All our customers still can count on us.

Our company is about to open a new page of its development, with the achievement of our Glogal Road Safety Platform, presented in this newsletter, which allows our customers to develop their own mobility solutions.

Applications of this NEXYAD Global Road Safety Platform are mostly:

  1. Telematics: alerting driver when driving risk is too high avoids 20% of road accidents, which represents a very significant Return On Investment (ROI): 200€ per year per vehicle.
    . for fleets: Risk Management
    . for insurers: Usage Based Inssurance (UBI)

    2. Automotive:

    . we know how to calculate the speed of the vehicle and its acceleration, at all times, which guarantee to stay below an acceptable maximum level of risk. Those car speed and acceleration are the typical inputs of an Automatic Cruise Control (ACC) system;
    . we know how to inform the autonomous vehicle of the risk that it is taking, in real time, Thus allowing it, on the one hand can be used to modulate its behaviour by adapting to new and unknown situations, and on the other hand, to record situations where the risk has risen too high in order to add them to the deep learning databases. NEXYAD technology is a good lead to go from AD systems level 3 to level 5 without increasing the number of sensors and the computing power: human driver doesn’t have all those sensors and can drive safely in complex situations. We propose the same scheme based on anticipation.

Our technology is available for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This technology is now starting its massive deployment in Europe, USA, Asia and India. We are proud of our customers’ products and solutions that integrate, among other things, our technology. 

We Save Lives

 

 

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CTS 2020

This year, for the first time, Nexyad has attented the Consumer Telematics Show January 6th in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. 

We followed several interesting speeches and round tables during a full day conference with speakers from Roborace, ZF Group, Nissan North America, Veoneer, Ford Motor Company, Karma Automotive, Volvo Car Group, Avis Budget Group, Toyota North America, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Audi, Amazon Web services, and many others.

Finnish companies were well represented on the booths corner :

Vaisala enhances safety, efficiency and decision making through environmental measurement and related services.

Tuxera creates quality-assured software to help to store and do more with data.

Forciot develops advanced IoT sensor solutions for  automotive, logistics and wearable technology sectors.

Flexound Augmented Audio™ adds the sensation of touch to audio-visual listening experience.

Unikie founded in 2015 is a company in software industry that provides  unmatched service and competence.

Vincit designs and engineer software, provides digital services, and products.

Note: the presence of car maker KARMA with a beautiful e-sport sedan (see below).

 

 

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CES 2020

View of Central Plaza at LVCC

For the third consecutive time, Nexyad took his quarter at Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Plaza into French Fab Pavillon just beside Faurecia and not far from Here Technologies and Google.

 

Inside this French Fab Pavillon, some SMEs of high technology received lots of visitors, prospects and customers. 

Actronika develop human-machine interface solutions using patented haptic technology.
Humans are born to touch in order to form relationships, to learn, and to be engaged with environment. Faced with an ever-digitizing world, this company made it as mission to re-engage people with tangible, material experiences.
Their hardware and software make that possible.

Since 2002, Benomad have been designing, developing and marketing mapping and navigation software tailored to helping companies manage their mobile resources as effectively as possible: Business and consumer navigation application; Mapping services with simple and low cost fleet management; Integration tools like mapping SDK and Navigation API, etc.

Eldim was born in 1992, its engineering teams has acquired a high knowledge in the optical analysis of angular properties of the light in transmissive and reflective mode. They develop and manufacture: Fourier optics viewing; angle systems; video photometers, colorimeters and temporal analysis systems; viewing NIR characterization sources and turn-key inspection systems.

Since 2012, Geoflex provides accuracy, continuity and integrity on radionavigation satellites measurements. Its partnership with CNES (French national center for space studies) allowed to industrialize and commercialize the PPP-CNES technology consisting to model and estimate in real time all the different errors affecting GNSS measurements, in order to add value in the fields of positioning and navigation, precise timing and meteorological forecast model.

Prove & Run was created with the idea that large-scale deployments of connected objects is an attractive target for remote cyberattacks and that the solutions used in the mobile industry are not sufficient to answer to the challenge. They provide cost-effective, highly secure, off-the-shelf TEEs and hypervisors that dramatically improve the level of security of connected systems.

SBG Systems designs, manufactures and market a complete line of inertial sensors based on the state-of-the-art MEMS technology such as Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Inertial Navigation Systems with embedded GPS (INS/GPS). They address, for more than 10 years, the most exciting markets.

Stemming from 15 years of know-how in connected, cooperative & autonomous mobility YoGoKo is an industry-leading communication solutions provider for the connected, cooperative & autonomous vehicles (CCAV) evolving in intelligent environments. For transport & mobility market players: autonomous vehicle manufacturers, legacy automotive OEM and Tier1, for intelligent mobility solutions developer and integrators.

Inside the big Automotive cluster MOV’EO, there is another cluster called Groupement ADAS obviously specialized in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles. 13 companies currently compose it, and this year Intempora and Nexyad were animators to explain synergie, skills, services and products providing by more than 200 engineers, doctors, professors and experts.

 

When a French SME wants to have a talk with French Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Ms. Agnès Pannier-Runacher, no better idea than travels 5400 miles going at CES in Nevada USA.

Agnès PANNIER-RUNACHER talked with NEXYAD CEO Gérard YAHIAOUI

 

Nexyad has met American company VSI Labs with the goal to work together soonly. They are specialized in vehicle demo on open road or test road for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle technologies on the sidelines of congresses and shows. They mainly work in USA at the moment and they plan to organize sessions in Europe and Asia in near future. We plan to build a partnership with VSI Labs to show our global road safety platform to American market.

 

Next to the French Fab Pavillon, three big suppliers in Automotive have put their booth, Valeo, Here Technologies and Faurecia. These giants come to meet their customers and providers like Nexyad.

 

In North Hall, there are almost all the big car makers, the engineering companies, and Tear ones in luxurious spaces.

 

Some most impressive machines for next generation mobility:

 

Nexyad talked a lot with attendees, organisations and partners and many thought this year shows a little decline of shuttles and autonomous mobility exhibitors. For us, it could be the proof that market is becoming mature. At the same time, full autonomy technologies for road vehicles is postpone year after year. The safety asked by authorities and public fails yet to be demonstrate. We think this issue can be overcome if engineers worldwide considered driving risk as an explicit variable instead of an implicit one.

 

 

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Nexyad Quoted in a CNN Article

“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.”

Click to read entire article

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Global Safety Platform by Nexyad

Here is the presentation of our global road safety platform: computing Driving risk taken by vehicle in its Driving context, 20 times per second allows to:

. act on human driver through risk alerts (accident rate reduction by 20% at least, validated by road safety experts and insurers).

. act on automated vehicle: Automatic Cruise Control desired speed and accels / Autonomous Driving system that is aware of the Driving risk it is currently taking: being servo-control to keep risk under a max accepted value, and triggering use case recording for next deep Learning versions.

 

 

 

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Deep Learning Benchmark : Tensor Flow Vs Nexyad Deep Learning Solution

Several times per year, we benchmark our internal Deep Learning solution (IP NEXYAD) (NxDev) vs Tensor Flow (Google) that is a very efficient Learning system. Results again this time (Feb2020) is that NxDev still beats Tensor Flow. Of course we are happy about it, and we still work (since 1995) on Learning efficiency improvement, But comparing 2 deep Learning systems is not that easy.

First : we select a database (the same for both) and a function. This time : classification.

Second : we choose a performance measurement. Many people use % of good classification, but we chose Khi-2 value.

Third : train with exactly the same number of neurons, layers … and on the same database.

Fourth : compare Khi-2 values.

We made iterations with a growing number of neurons to draw the Vapnik curves – check if a better performance couldn’t happen with Tensor Flow for a different architecture.

We also Added perturbations with mislabeled added Learning examples, and restarted the whole process.

If other teams already worked on Learning systems benchmarks (including Google team), we would be happy to share skills and improve comparison method.

 

 

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French Authorities at CES 2020

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CES 2020 LVCC CENTRAL PLAZA PAVILLON FRENCH FAB

French Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Ms. Agnès Pannier-Runacher has visited the booth of the MOV’EO / Groupement ADAS. Business France hosted several French automotive companies, particularly in the fields of AI, communications, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous vehicles, etc.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher & Gérard Yahiaoui

Agnès PANNIER-RUNACHER talked with NEXYAD CEO Gérard YAHIAOUI

Nexyad teaching Deep Learning at INSA Rouen

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NEXYAD GIVING COURSES ON DEEP LEARNING AT MASTER LEVEL FOR STUDENTS OF INSA ROUEN (NORMANDY)

NEXYAD is part of the MOVEO Groupement ADAS that built a pedagocic chair with INSA ROUEN on Intelligent vehicles (autonomous Driving, ADAS, connected car).
NEXYAD presented neural netwoks theory, practice, and methodology to students of MATHS option (Génie Mathématique) – Mentor of the chair is Pr Aziz BENSRHAIR.
With examples of real time detection for intelligent cars :
. ObstaNex : obstacle detection
. RoadNex : road fre space detection by semantic segmentation (use cas of real world old dirty roads)
The methodology “AGENDA” (Approche Générale des Etudes Neuronales pour le Développement d’Applications) was presented to help future engineer in conception and maintenance of hybrid solutions involving deep Learning among other methods. Key questions are explained and solutions proposed : how to VALIDATE such a solution ? for instance.
 

Pedagogic Chair at INSA Rouen
Nexyad CEO on front of INSA Rouen students

 

TECHNOLOGY SAFETYNEX STARTING WORLDWIDE DEPLOYMENT

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NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #28, October 4th, 2019

 

Technology SafetyNex Starting Worldwide Deployment

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– Short News


– Motorbikes


– Trucks


– Teaching Chair at INSA Rouen Engineering School in Normandy


– NEXYAD at the VIVATECH Symposium, May 2019


– NEXYAD at the MOVEO IMAGINE MOBILITY Forum (2019 June at ESTACA in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (France)


– NEXYAD Scientific Publication about Driving Risk in “Electronic Components for Automotive Applications: proceeding of the 5th CESA Automotive Electronics Congress”, Paris 2018

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

NEXYAD finally sees the result of its hard work and of its industrial agreements signed those last two years with integrators that develop their own products for road safety on the basis, among other technologies, of our SafetyNex software component. This unique and disruptive SafetyNex technology revolutionizes both telematics on board and autonomous vehicle, and is starting then to be deployed by NEXYAD integrators at the end of 2019. SafetyNex for fleets and motor insurers brings a huge ROI : accident rate reduction by 20%.

This is a new start for the company that has spent some 20 years developing deep tech very high level Artificial Intelligence technologies:
. SafetyNex software component, that brings anticipation to drivers and to AD systems
. Three computer vision software components that can be considered as additional option bringing addition inputs that transform SafetyNex into “Augmented SafetyNex”:
          . VisiNex : detection of lacks of visibility such as fog, heavy rain, snow or sand storm, …
          . RoadNex : semantic segmentation that detects the drivable surface of the road (free space)
          . ObstaNex : detection of objcts (possible obstacles) such as cars, pedestrians, …
All those algorithms are now available as directly integrable software components (SDK / API) by our customers into their products.
See full presentation of Nexyad

 

We present in this issue of our newsletter the first products developed by our integrators, based on our technologies, that are starting their mass volume deployement, and we also present global news of NEXYAD activities.
Enjoy
Gerard, CEO of NEXYAD

 

#roadsafety #fleetsafety #insurance #accident #accidentrate #accidentratereduction #SafetyNex #AugmentedSafetyNex #VisiNex #lackofvisibility #fog #heavyrain #RoadNex #computervision #semanticsegmentation #freespace #roaddetection #ObstaNex #detection #cardetection #algorithms #NEXYAD

 

 

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Short News

 

NEXYAD was proud to see the first navigation tool based both on WAZE and SafetyNex, developed by SOFTEAM, amazing idea to gather WAZE powerful navigation skills with unique risk alerts (with anticipation) of NEXYAD SafetyNex technology that reduces accident rate by 20%.</ br>

 

See below the smartphone screen capture of some samples of a trip with alerts:

 

NEXYAD is partnering with Brightmile which is a Kamet Ventures company incubated & backed by AXA. Brightmile integrated (among other technologies) real time driving risk assessment software component SafetyNex into their complete risk management smartphone App.

We all could recently read on the press good news of this very talented team :

 

#Softeam #waze #brightmile #smartphone #navigation #intelligentnavigation #fleetmanagement #motorinsurance #carinsurance #insurance

 

 

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Motorbikes

 

NEXYAD has worked those last two years on a collaborative R&D project, in partnership with HERE, IFSTTAR, POINT CORE, PREVENTION ROUTIERE. This project aimed to enable SafetyNex usage to motorbikers. We are glad to announce that this project, co-funded by Région Ile de France, and accredited by French Research cluster FINANCE INNOVATION is a success. The R&D consortium quality was unique (test and validation, field operational test, electronics, digital map, …)</ br>

 

SafetyNex will soon be deployed for motorbikes.

 

 

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Trucks

 

NEXYAD integrators are currently deploying their telematics products (smartphone App, electronic device, dashcam), based among other technologies on SafetyNex. Main markets for those first deployments are :

. Motor insurance
. Fleet management
. Driving school

Some of our integrators then urgently needed to have a truck version that would paste right speed limits (for any kind of truck, any transported products, any country) and that would modulate risk assessment for truck use case. This version is available in Oct. 2019.

 

 

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Teaching Chair at INSA Rouen Engineering School in Normandy

 

September 18th, Nexyad still involved in training Master level students through the Pedagogic Chair under the direction of Pr. Aziz Bensrhair. Gérard Yahiaoui presented research activities of Nexyad and particularly Driving Risk calculation in real time to INSA Rouen Engineering School students, maths and computing option’s

CEO of NEXYAD presenting SafetyNex architecture involving applied maths and artificial intelligence for accident rate reduction (20%)

 

A pedagogical Chair dedicated to Autonomous & Connected Vehicle at INSA Rouen Normandy

 

#INSA #INSArouen #teachingchair #NEXYAD #moveo #intelligentcar

 

 

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NEXYAD at the VIVATECH Symposium, May 2019

 

NEXYAD had a booth at the famous Paris symposium VIVATECH. This booth was offered by French Ministry of Security/Police of the road (DSCR) that gave us the French Price of INNOVATION for road safety (for our software component SafetyNex):

SafetyNex technology is now validated and rewarded by experts on road safety. This makes the SafetyNex technology completely different from others. It is :

. proven
. validated by road safety experts, insurers, industrials
. real time on regular telematics devices, smartphones, and dashcams
. deployed for the masses through integrators

NEXYAD met new leads of customers from all over the world and will soon announce important collaborations. We also could meet other high-tech SMEs that will surely become new partners in the future.

 

#SafetyNex #award #towardssaferroads #vivatech #nexyad #roadsafety #DSCR #innovation

 

 

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NEXYAD at the MOVEO Imagine Mobility Forum (2019 June at ESTACA in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (France)

 

NEXYAD was part of the IMAGINE MOBILITY FORUM that took place at the Engineering School ESCATA in the Paris suburb. NEXYAD was present with both:

. Groupement ADAS: a business cluster of High-Tech SMEs focused on connected and intelligent vehicles
. Groupement AI4Cities: a business cluster of High-Tech SMEs focused on applications of digital technologies to smart cities and mobility

NEXYAD showed films and demos of their 4 software modules ready for integration into products by customers:

. SafetyNex that computes onboard in real time at each moment the driving risk that driver is currently taking
. VisiNex that detects (from a camera) lacks of visibility (fog, snow, sand, dust, lack of lighting, heavy rain, …)
. RoadNex that detects (from a camera) the road and especially the free space (where it is possible to drive)
. ObstaNex that detects (from a camera) obstacles, in particular other vehicles

 

#moveo #mobility #nexyad #SafetyNex #VisiNex #ObstaNex #RoadNex

 

 

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NEXYAD Scientific Publication about Driving Risk computing in “Electronic Components for Automotive Applications : proceeding of the 5th SIA CESA Automotive Electronics Congress”, Paris 2018

 

“Real Time Driving Risk Assessment for Onboard Accident Prevention: Application to Vocal Driving Risk Assistant, ADAS, and Autonomous Driving”
by Johann Brunet, Pierre Da Silva Dias, Gérard Yahiaoui

This publication is available in “ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS” Proceedings of the 5th SIA CESA Automotive Electronics Congress, Paris, 2018.

Jochen Langheim, Editor, Springer publishing.

 

#carelectronics #CESAautomotive #proceedings #publication #scientificpublication #automotive #Springer #risk #riskassessment #automotive #SafetyNex

 

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