Nexyad invited a TOMTOM executive for a test with Dreamotor1 today, on open roads around Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt. Our democar in its minimum version ( GNSS, eHorizon +Map and speed) faced a lot of use cases, such as severe speed bumps, narrow roads, stop signs, difficult curve doownhill, different size of roundabouts, next speed limit, etc.
SafetyNex provides in real time prudent recommended speed, lack of prudence alerts and instant prudent speed for predictive ACC and Autonomous Vehicle. SafetyNex goes further than Intelligent Speed Assitance ISA (which is just a reminder of speed limit signs on roads), SafetyNex gives the prudent speed by anticipation everywhere it can be tricky for the driver and his/her passengers.
Technical support staff of SBG Systems came in Guyancourt to test Dreamotor 1 of which they are partners with their fantastic micro Inertial Measurement Unit sensor (see picture below). They could see the good use of their IMU technology by Nexyad. The positionning is far more efficient since FH electronics integrated it for Dreamotor 1.
SafetyNex provides in real time prudent recommended speed, lack of prudence alerts and instant prudent speed for predictive ACC and Autonomous Vehicle.
NEXYAD and VOLTA TRUCKS join forces to explore the future of urban road safety for drivers and vulnerable users using hybrid physics-informed SafetyNex AI. Both companies share the commitment to bring Advanced Driver Assistance Systems expertise into Electric Vehicles.
Paris and Stockholm – NEXYAD, the embedded, real-time platform for aggregating on-board data, has announced a partnership with VOLTA TRUCKS, the leading and disruptive all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, to bring the next generation of driving coaching and scoring to aid drivers of the Volta Zero to achieve the safest driving style possible in an urban environment.
It is all about Safety
Safety is at the heart of Volta Trucks, with the ambition to produce the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step-change in vehicle, driver and pedestrian safety. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots.
Nexyad uses hybrid physics-informed AI to aggregate various data sources in vehicles in real time and interprets them. This offers Volta Trucks’ drivers simple and relevant information that can help them develop an increasingly prudent driving style, minimizing risk for themselves and other vulnerable road users.
Starting from a minimum viable product based on three sets of data: Map, Global Navigation Satellite System, Electronic Horizon, and vehicle Speed, Nexyad’s platform is also scalable and can be tailored to specific usages and vehicles like Volta Trucks’, by aggregating data from Advanced Driving Assistant Systems (ADAS) sensors to include camera, radar and lidar, weather (visibility and temperature), laden weight, traffic data, etc.
Maximum speed recommended for a specific vehicle at a specific time
Nexyad’s real-time data aggregation platform uses vehicle information and driving conditions to provide a maximum speed recommendation, considering the legal speed limit, road roughness, topography of the road, weather conditions, and traffic.Nexyad bases its analysis on 12 scientific collaborative research programs with road safety experts of 19 countries, using a set of rules from cutting edge Artificial Intelligence that includes knowledge-based systems, deep learning, neural gas, PAC (Possibly Approximatively Correct) learning, game theory, reinforcement learning, possibility theory and fuzzy logic.By recommending a “maximum cautious speed” based on real-time information, Nexyad’s approach goes beyond the European requirement ISA (Intelligent Speed Assist). Nexyad’s safety coach called SafetyNex also acts as a virtual co-pilot in cockpit while driving and provides anticipation guidance when necessary, helping to avoid emergency situations that may lead to an accident.
A risk score for drivers, fleet managersand insurers
The real-world information gathered from Nexyad SafetyNex can then provide drivers with a safety score that reflects their driving style and acts as a catalyst for a range of solutions that motivate safer driving practices. Meanwhile, fleet managers can effortlessly track and monitor their driver’s performance with greater precision, and insurance companies can accurately assess risk levels and offer tailor-made premiums for every driver’s individual risk profile.
Guyancourt, Friday April 21th 2023.
Arnaud, Pierre and Benoit have tested Nexyad Demonstration Vehicle Dreamotor 1 around Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt. Very interested discussion on short term partnership.
From the left : Gerard, Arnaud de La Fortelle, CEO of Heex, Pierre Maillot VP Business Dev and Benoit Hozjan, Customer Success Manager (behind camera).
Guyancourt, April 20th 2023.
Today, a Renault Staff Member tested Nexyad Demonstration Vehicle Dreamotor 1 around Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt. Very interested discussion about Human Factors Challenges linked to SafetyNex Application.
2023 April 3rd and 4th, Amazon Web Services has taken up its Summit at palais de Congrès in Paris.
“AWS Summit Paris is a free event that brings the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn more about AWS. At the Summit, you can learn how to choose the right database, modernize your data warehouse, and drive digital transformation using AI. The event attracts tech specialists from all industries and skill levels who want to learn how AWS can help them innovate rapidly and deliver flexible, reliable solutions at scale.”
The Summit is a very impressive event, that attracts loads of people. Several dozens of AWS partner’s booths were dispatched on the three floors were crowded during the two days.
More than 100 sessions o learn more about our customers’ use cases, to discover services and to ask your questions. The Ask an Expert area where you can get a one-on-one session with an AWS team member. AWS training to learn with help from AWS experts, Ddevelop skills and knowledge and build future with the AWS Cloud. And more…
Nexyad visited Autonomy 2023 to discover what is new in the world of Mobility : electrification, soft mobility, charging facilities, Autonomous vehicles, car-sharing, insurances, technologies for fleets, etc.
Autonomy is also conferences, workshops, test tracks, and opportunity to meet nice partners (who recognize themselves on pictures) prospects and suppliers.
Our CEO, Gerard, was invited by Jacques EHRLICH, Emeritus Director of Research at French University Gustave EIFFEL, Professor at the French Engineering school Telecom Paris that is member of Polytechnic Institute of Paris.
Gerard teached “Autonomous Vehicle – from perception to Automation and Control”.
Very good students with lots of relevant questions.
Always a pleasure to share.
Now DREAMOTOR1 is piloted by our AI SafetyNex for vehicle automatic speed control (longitudinal part of autonomous vehicle, that is also called sometimes Predictive ACC or Contextual ACC). Vehicle slows down automatically to stay PRUDENT (that the only criteria) when needed and else accelerates to speed limit.
No complex control laws, no cut into use cases: process is continuous and the only value to control is PRUDENCE level.
First implementation under fine tuning at NEXYAD is what we call our MVP (Minimum Viable Product): no ADAS sensors, only digital map, electronic horizon, and GNSS.
In the following months, we intend to integrate NEXYAD perception solution involving a camera (at least one) and a lidar. Perception will use NEXYAD perception AI software modules:
. VisiNex that measures visibility and detects lacks of visibility such as fog, heavy rain, lack of lighting, snow, etc
. RoadNex that detects drivable surface of the road plus lines
. ObstaNex that detects any object and recognizes vehicles, and pedestrians (soon more objects)
From this NEXYAD perception kit the 1st additional information that will feed the AI software module SafetyNex is interdistance, the second will be weather conditions, and the 3rd will be “presence of vulnarables”.
V2X will also feed SafetyNex with hazard warnings.
NEXYAD has shown that lateral control of vehicle is also possible by using the notion of PRUDENCE.
This will be done in 2023.
An Autonomous Vehicle on a new kind, based on PRUDENCE CONTROL, will then demonstrate that this new paradigm is lean (computing power, memory, …), efficient, in-used-monitored (with prudence assessed 20 times per second), and then finally TRUSTABLE (for people, for insurers, for authorities).
A revolution that may enable market.
NEXYAD just finished to raise funds, for the 1st time (1st time, 1st round).
Raised funds : 570 000€
A small fundraising that gives their first “market price” to actions. This price is rising everyday as we get more and more good news.
Investors in NEXYAD will not be disappointed.
This 1st round is to be followed by 2 others, as car OEMs intend now to put NEXYAD AI software modules into series vehicles, and as Tier One Companies intend to integrate those AI modules into their products.
A new exciting adventure has started.
In addition, our integrators in aftermarket PRUDENCE assessment solutions for fleets and insurers are currently starting mass deployment. NEXYAD AI PRUDENCE calculation module SafetyNex (MVP version) will be soon used worldwide, running into smartphones and telematics devices (Minimum Viable Product).
Thanks to Volta Trucks Paris Team and especially to Alejandro and Maxime for the impressive visit of the french HUB in Bonneuil. Trucks are very innovative, well born, full of smart features. Great installations. Just BRAVO !
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