|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 managers and 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.
|see Volta Trucks Press Release|