Imagine an Autonomous Driving System that drive “like a human driver”

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But with no distraction, no anger, no rush, no mood, just like the day of patent when one have it…
An Autonomous Driving System (AD System) is NOT a system that can detect “everything” and can react then the right way to “every detected situation”.

Human driver is much safer, in average, at 50 years old than at 18, although detection capabilities and reflexes are much better at 18. Improvement of safety comes from anticipation capabilities and application of safety rules in absence of detection.

NEXYAD proposes the technology SafetyNex that computes in real time at each moment the risk that the driver (human being or AD system) is taking. 75% of the Driving risk comes from the inadequation of Driving behaviour to infrastructure characteristics (so for those 75% no need for mobiles detection, and SafetyNex can assess this risk with only a GPS, a digital map, and accelerometers. With SafetyNex, the AD System is “AWARE” of the Driving risk it is currently taking and then can Apply heuristics of cautiousness even without (before) detecting any problem : i.e. slightly slowing down before a priority to the right … is a rule of cautiousness that avoids MANY accident without need for accurate ADAS detection.Driving behaviour becomes then more “human”

Video of Nexyad ObstaNex detecting cars on a regular smartphone

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Here is a video of ObstaNex, by NEXYAD, detecting cars with a regular smartphone, feeding the real time Driving risk computing SafetyNex with additional inputs such as Interdistance, for instance.

ENHANCED safety functionality for everyone (every smartphone or modern dashcam owner). Detection results may vary a little depending on quality of camera, but anyway, it brings safety alerts and can save your life.

Already integrated into dashcams for intelligent telematics.

New NEXYAD Publication

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Real Time Driving Risk Assessment for Onboard Accident Prevention :
Application to Vocal Driving Risk Assistant, ADAS, and Autonomous Driving

by Johann Bruet, Pierre Da Silva Dias, Gérard Yahiaoui

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

Jochen Langheim, Editor


VIVATECH 2019

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Thanks to “La Sécurité Routière” the french Road Safety for its invitation at Vivatech 2019 in Paris ! For the first time this governmental institution presented the innovation award winners on a common booth dedicated to safer roads.
NEXYAD is very much involved with Road Safety. Since 2000, we have worked on many national and international research programs with experts of 19 countries included Europeans, US and Japanese. Receive an award for SafetyNex is a great accomplishment for us and for our integrator customers.

We made a lots of precious contacts during this amazing show.

 

Rotary Digital Meeting 2019

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2019, 10th April, at the prestigious Engineering School Mines ParisTech in Paris, the Rotary club has organized a Conference about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Two moderators from the Rotary Club Philippe Simon and Franck Simon interviewed four speakers:

– STIM: Frédéric ARNOUX, PhD
– NEXYAD: Gérard YAHIAOUI
– MICROSOFT: Lionel BILLON
– GOOGLE: Béatrice de Clermont Tonnerre

Gérard YAHIAOUI, Nexyad CEO, explaining AI