More Demo Cars integrating Nexyad SafetyNex

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #37, March 18th, 2022

 

More Demo Cars integrating Nexyad SafetyNex

 

Headlines :

– NEXYAD CEO Editorial

– NEXYAD Cognitive AI SafetyNex goes to India

– NEXYAD works with STELLANTIS on Advanced Embedded Road Safety Systems

– NEXYAD Demo car Dreamotor1 Showcased at RENAULT with our Partner HERE Technologies

– NEXYAD & HERE Webinar: Onboard Real Time Safety Coach & Safety Score

– Technologies Integration under Progress on Dreamotor1

– Presentation of Nextcar the demo car by Nextmove, french Automotive & Mobility Cluster

– Nextmove Techday at Renault January 25th

– Demonstration of Dreamotor1 to VALEO and CONTINENTAL

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

Hello

As many of you have seen, NEXYAD have lots of news this month:

  • we collaborate successfully with OEMs, on three types of applications:
       Safety Score, Safety Coach, Preventive ACC or AD
  • our integrator in India MONBLEU Technologies, is starting the deployment of their product for road
    safety, and they started to develop their demo car “ROAD”
  • our DREAMOTOR1 demo vehicle is available in the Paris regionvfor demonstrations on real roads
  • the NEXTMOVE French Automotive cluster has decided to develop its demo car and demonstrate
    feasibility of technologies proposed by its member SMEs, and the cognitive AI of NEXYAD is one of them

Enjoy reading and see you soon

                                                                                                                                Gerard, CEO of NEXYAD

 

 

 

 

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NEXYAD Cognitive AI SafetyNex goes to India

 

Our Indian Partner and Integrator MONTBLEU Technologies will help Indian Automotive OEMS (cars, Trucks, Two-wheelers) Save More Lives soon. NEXYAD is very proud to show below the Montbleu Technologies Private Limited demo car « ROAD ».

This demo car is under integration : NEXYAD SA cognitive AI SafetyNex is embedded by Montbleu that develops very impressive application softwares to improve road safety, with adapted solutions for :
     . driving schools (driving behaviour)
     . insurance UBI
     . fleets
     . vehicles OEMs (car, truck, two-wheeler) : safety score safety coach, preventive ACC / Intelligent Speed Assist, Autonomous Driving.

We are glad to be a part of it.

“Every year in India there are around 450,000 road crashes, in which 150,000 people die. Accidents impose significant cost as much as 3% of GDP every year” says Mr Selva Ramanujam CEO of Montbleu Technologies Private Limited.

Together, we can have a significant impact on accident rate reduction and build a safer society, less CO2 emission, etc Let’s gather French and Indian talents to build a better world. Links to Montbleu and roadsafe.ai:

https://lnkd.in/ee3NHtmF

https://lnkd.in/euaJUZUi  

 

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NEXYAD works with STELLANTIS on Advanced Embedded Road Safety Systems

 

 « NEXYAD SafetyNex cognitive AI brings a new paradigm for road safety in ADAS and Autonomous Driving »
Vincent ABADIE, VP Autonomous Vehicle at STELLANTIS

We are proud and glad to work on advanced robotized driving projects with STELLANTIS talented engineers team.

Let’s make it a reality for common people.

Vincent ABADIE, VP Autonomous Vehicle at STELLANTIS and Gerard YAHIAOUI, NEXYAD CEO

 

 

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NEXYAD Demo car Dreamotor1 Showcased at RENAULT with our Partner HERE Technologies

 

We could showcase DREAMOTOR1 yesterday at RENAULT with NEXYAD of course, and our partner HERE Technologies. Functions showcased: . Safety score, . Safety CoachThere will be many showcases of DREAMOTOR1 in France and in Europe during 2022.We have integrated technologies from NEXYAD, INTEMPORA, ECOTECHNILIN, and we wrote all the global and detailed specifications for integration of technologies from SBG Systems, YOGOKO, IMPORTANT.

We are discussing with GREENERWAVE to fancy the best way to integrate their technology. DREAMOTOR1 is already the smarter demo car and will remain it in time. On the picture at RENAULT Guyancourt, I am with Olivier Beldi from HERE Technologies.

HERE Technologies believed in NEXYAD from the very start, And we showcase together at RENAULT (that have signed with GOOGLE), and in a way, we “bring” HERE with us, and they help us being better.

 

Small teams may bring strategic advantages … We’re happy about this. Now that we have DREAMOTOR1, our unique embedded cognitive AI technology SafetyNex, which is second to none, can be showcased for 3 functions: . Safety Score: much more accurate and relevant than TESLA one. Think again ! it is not everyday that you have the opportinuty to take over TESLA ! . Safety Coach that advices driver during trip and helps to avoid most emergency situations (and then many accidents) . Preventive ACC / AD (soon available on DREAMOTOR1) that controls vehicle speed in order to keep driving behavior cautious regarding static and dynamic contexts Nobody stops Dreamotor1.

#NEXYAD #HERE #HEREtechnologies #TESLA #RENAULT #DREAMOTOR1 #AI #embedded #ADAS #GOOGLE #CognitiveAI #DemoCar #Emergency #EmergencySituations #Accident #RoadSafety #INTEMPORA #ECOTECHNILIN #SBGSystems #YOGOKO #GREENERWAVE #FHELECTRONICS #IMPORTANT

 

 

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NEXYAD Demo car Dreamotor1 Showcased at RENAULT with our Partner HERE Technologies

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM CEST New embedded software offer for fleet risk management Tracking, eco-driving, fleet management, etc. : the uses of on-board telematics are multiple and contribute directly or indirectly to reducing the costs of a fleet. The systems are increasingly relevant and connected for the main services except road safety. Most offers only concern driver monitoring and a driving score that is only very slightly correlated with accidentology. SafetyNex technology allows to reduce immediately accident rate by 25% without ADAS sensors. Our cognitive AI allows to analyse driving behaviour (20 times per second) by comparing it to road context here and now. Click the link below to register Registration (gotowebinar.com)  

 

 

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Technologies Integration under Progress on Dreamotor1

 

 

 

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Presentation of Nextcar the demo car by Nextmove, french Automotive & Mobility Cluster

 

Marc Charlet, the General Manager of Nextmove french Automotive & Mobility Cluster presented Nextcar, a demo car which integrates technologies of cluster members.

At 2:40 mn Marc Charlet present Nexyad and its Cognitive AI software SafetyNex.

 

 

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Nextmove Techday at Renault January 25th

 

 

Nextmove the French Automotive and Mobility cluster organized a Techday at RENAULT Technocentre in Guyancourt (near Paris) January, 25th. Nextmove presented the two democars Nextcar and Dreamotor1 of the project Demo ICIM funded by ADEME to several high people of Renault. General Director Marc Charlet of Nextmove was there to welcome the happy testers of the two vehicles. Nexyad thank all Renault people who took a ride in Dreamotor1.

Nextcar by:         

with :

partners :      

                            

 

Dreamotor 1 (Renault ZOE ZE50 full electric)

Nextcar (Renault Megane hybrid PHEV)

Dreamotor 1 sponsors :

partners :

 

 

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Demonstration of Dreamotor1 to VALEO and CONTINENTAL

 

 

 
Feb 15th, Dreamotor1 was tested by several persons of Continental around Renault Guyancourt (west of Paris).   Feb 7th, Dreamotor1 was tested by several persons of VALEO Mobility Tech Center around Créteil (south of Paris).

 

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Nexyad Returns at CES

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #36, January 19th, 2022

 

Nexyad returns at CES

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– NEXYAD’S CES 2022

– Communication of HERE Technologies for CES 2022

– Nexyad is glad to announce two sponsors for DREAMOTOR 1 !

– A new startup is joinging DREAMOTOR 1 with an original modern radar technology

– Presentation of Nextcar and Dreamotor 1 to french media

– New Article in a Fleet Professional media

 

 

 

All NEXYAD members wish you a happy new year 2022

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

Hello,

We are just coming back from CES Las Vegas. This CES was very interesting:
             . there were much less visitors
             . most large companies were absent (except STELLANTIS in the automotive sector)

It was however by far the best CES for NEXYAD since 2016.
Two main reasons for this:
             . on the one hand NEXYAD is now ready with clear offers available for each road safety market (fleets & insurance, OEMs) and strong references
             . on the other hand, stands were less invaded by curious people so that it made it possible to discuss in a longer and more in-depth manner with key people from the exhibiting companies
We also could have key business discussions with our partner HERE Technologies for USA Business.

 

Main trend at CES : the arrival of new car OEMs with electric vehicle, e.g. FISKER and VINFAST.
Last but not least, we had the opportunity to have a presention of VSI Labs demo cars.
They seem to be a key partner for NEXYAD on the American market, to shocase our cognitive AI technology solving 3 main issues : Safety Score, Safety Coach, Preventive ACC / AD.
For NEXYAD, it should be the start of our big adventure in the USA.


Gerard, CEO of NEXYAD “We Save Lives”

 

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NEXYAD’S CES 2022

 

January 2022 CES returned to Las Vegas, Nevada. And Nexyad Too. This year saw the opening of the brand new East Pavillon at Convention Center which welcome Automotive section of the CES. The building is huge like usual with several food stands and other commodities. Of course, some space seemed empty because of all the cancellations, but in france we say: “those who runaway are always in the wrong”. Nexyad already gives appointement to 2023 edition with, hopefully, a democar or two in the USA. We will drive then in the streets of Las Vegas to demonstrate our cognitive AI technology SafetyNex: the best safety score/safety coach on the market for the best driving experience ever, safe and serene and also the best preventive ACC/AD. Now, let’s go for an overview of our CES 2022 experience.

 
Big automakers were missing except Stellantis, the 14 brands group displayed numerous cars in the center of East pavillon. Very impressive stand.

 

Stellantis is the sixth-largest automaker worldwide. Beside big SUVs and Sedans, we noticed the AMI Citröen a micro electric car that allow to drive urban and countryside roads without licence and Fiat 500 with its funny face which seems to laught.  Stellantis Group owns: Abarth – Alfa Romeo – Chrysler – Citroen – Dodge – DS Automobiles – Fiat – Fiat Professional – Jeep – Lancia – Maserati – Opel – Peugeot – Ram – Vauxhall

 

 

Henrik Fisker has presented himself the zero emission SUV Ocean at CES in Las vegas. The Fisker Ocean features the SolarSky, a large solar roof. Thus, the sun’s rays are collected and generate energy which powers the vehicle’s electric motor. The cabin features premium upholstery, floor mats and details made from recycled plastic bottles, reclaimed rubber scrap, used t-shirts and discarded fishing nets from the ocean. See the video of presentation at CES : (15) Facebook Live | Facebook

     

VinFast is a new OEM that comes to us from Vietnam. Coming from Vingroup in Hanoi, the brand did not hesitate to hire experienced executives from, for example, GM, Pininfarina, and build partnerships with BMW, Magna Steyr, Siemens or Bosch. They presented three new models at CES, and they cover all segments from A to E. The electric SUV brand will soon be marketed in Europe and North America. See the video of EV Day Event: VinFast Global EV Day Event – YouTube

   
From the left our friend John Cooper, Phil Magney VSI CEO, Gérard and Matthew Linder

VSI Labs drove from Minneapolis Minnesota to Las Vegas (more than 1650 miles !) with their technological jewels. These two labcars are simply amazing, they embark the best of hardware, software and connectivity systems for research and demonstration purposes in the fields of Road safety, ADAS and Autonomous Driving. VSI organizes tours across the United States on the occasion of major events such as ADAS & Autonomous Technology Expo at San Jose (Ca) next march. They are certainly our best next partners in the US.

 

Nexyad is still very interested by computer vision technologies as we have now distributor in France that integrates our vision algorithmes into valuable product for railway safety: OTN. We found some companies that provide smart dashcams like Movon or Nextbase or Stonkam from Hong Kong, which offers a whole range of artificial vision products such as this rear-view camera systems with image reproduction on interior screens.

   

At last, this curiosity with an autonomous Indy racing car. We can see here a specimen of these single-seater or no-seater with electronics and artificial intelligence in place of the human pilot. CES organized a competition, the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), on the Las Vegas racetrack with autonomous cars that can reach 175 mph.

 

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Communication of HERE Technologies for CES 2022 featuring Nexyad

 

 

https://www.here.com/company/events/ces-2022

 

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NEXYAD is glad to announce two sponsors for Dreamotor 1

 

 

We will show their logo, colors, and will relay their messages through our participation to events all over Europe in 2022. The commitment of those 2 major industrials of the automotive sector show how important our demo car project is.  

 

 

 

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A new startup is joinging DREAMOTOR 1 with an original modern radar technology

 

Welcome onboard !  An interview of Greenerwave will soon explain why this technology is a good complement to DREAMOTOR1. Go to Greenerwave website

 

 

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Presentation of Nextcar and Dreamotor 1 to french media during the Nextmove day.

 

The second of december at ESIGELEC in Saint Etienne du Rouvray, the french Automotive & Mobility Cluster NEXTMOVE has organized the presentation of two demo cars involved in Demo ICIM project : NextCar by Nextmove and Dreamotor1 by Nexyad.

 

 

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New Article in a Fleet Professional media

 

 

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Nexyad AI Excellence

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #35, November 23th, 2021

 

Nexyad AI Excellence

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– NEXYAD CEO Interviewed by HERE Technologies at ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg

– Another look on PFA event (french automotive sector day) in Paris

– New article from Auto News by Laurent Meillaud (in french)

– French Automovive Sector day “PFA” In Paris

– Nexyad has launched the cooperative demo car DREAMOTOR 1 at ITS World 2021 in Hamburg

– Nexyad Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Automotive

 

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

Hello,

NEXYAD is in a phase of success as deep tech AI we’ve been developing those last 20 years is now a very quick and efficient answer to market needs.
A few years ago, we lost the battle vs MOBILEYE that brought computer vision perception to cars. We had the same offer with  our perception AI modules RoadNex and ObstaNex, but as said MOBILEYE won the game. We decided to offer our technology to another market : railways. And this time it seems that we won a battle and our integrator OTN is now presenting their valuable product, based on our perception AI, to railway companies worldwide. For this sector, we made a fusion of ObstaNex vision algorithm with lidar.

 

This makes our two perception AI modules 2 new solutions that may come back to automotive sector as car electronics architecture is about to change, letting more room for a pure software company like NEXYAD. We are ready for the second battle :-).
The second good point is that our perception AI module VisiNex is starting to interest automotive OEMs. Indeed, it was not very easy those last years to explain why this vision module is a real game changer for perception : it estimes « available visibility » for computer vision perception modules (our modules, competitors, our eyes, etc). Because this module doesn’t detect anything … it tells when detection is possible, easy, or impossible. Now is becomes very clear that automotive OEMs are ready for our VisiNex module :
     . detecting every lack of visibility and its cause : fog, rain, snow, dust on cameras (very important for cars that put cameras on non wiped areas, e.g. TESLA)
     . knowing the trust you can put on camera perception, in real time, so that your sensor fusion may be more relevant
     . Improving vision deep learning in bad weather and bad visibility conditions : if you give diagnosis from VisiNex to your deep learning, in addition to image sequences, the Artificial Neural Network will not only learn to recognize objects (pedestrians, vehicles, …) it will also learn how the aspect of those objects is modified in bad visibility condition. Improvement of performance is stunning !
And of course, last but not least, our cognitive AI SafetyNex is now featured through our current integrations for OEMs in Europe, and our partnership with the major map provider HERE Technologies. This cognitive AI can be seen as a « all in one » module as it brings 3 automotive functions :
     . safety score,
     . safety coach (digital co-pilot)
     . preventive ACC
This cognitive AI SafetyNex is a change of paradigm : it aggregates in real time during trip all available source of data (descriptors of driving behavior and driving context : static and dynamic), and it calculates 20 times per second :
     . a level of caution in driving behavior regarding context
     . a level of risk, defined as lack of caution
     . a setpoint speed that is the max speed, here and now, that garanties a cautious driving behavior regarding context
This cognitive AI module should be soon into series vehicles. It is available for cars, trucks, and two-wheelers.
So this is the NEXYAD mindset of the moment, and to make sure that our AI modules can be demonstrated, we decided to build our own demo car DREAMOTOR1 that integrates NEXYAD technologies with technologies coming from a bunch of talented startups and SMEs.
Soon showcased all aroud Europe, take you ticket for a tour.


Gerard, CEO of NEXYAD “We Save Lives”

 

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NEXYAD CEO Interviewed by HERE Technologies at ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg

 

   

Thanks to Karoline Jerchow and Franck Despouy for their nice welcome on Here Booth at ITS World 2021 in Hamburg.  

 

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Another look on PFA event (french automotive sector day) in Paris

 

Video of DREAMOTOR 1 at PFA event in Paris Oct. 26th 2021 Featured participant to DREAMOTOR 1 demo car : Nexyad, Nextmove, EcoTechnilin, Intempora, YoGoKo

 

 

Visit the PFA website  

 

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New article from Auto News by Laurent Meillaud (in french)

 

NEXYAD, UN AS DE L’IA QUI FAIT MIEUX QUE TESLA ?

La PME française a mis au point un outil qui permet de calculer les risques en fonction du profil de la route, de l’environnement et de la vitesse. Ce système combine l’intelligence artificielle, des capteurs et des cartes de haute précision. Lors du récent congrès sur les transports intelligents (ITS) de Hambourg, on a pu voir tourner dans les rues de la ville une Renault ZOE baptisée « Dreamotor 1 ». Et elle serait, selon ses concepteurs, l’un des plus sûres au monde. Pourquoi ? Parce qu’elle intègre un système d’intelligence artificielle très évolué, fruit de 20 ans de recherche au sein de la PME Nexyad, et qui a fait ses preuves*. Ce système a pour nom SafetyNex et mesure 20 fois par seconde le niveau de risque en fonction du contexte routier (vitesse, analyse de l’environnement, type de route). Cet outil assez unique s’appuie sur les cartes pour GPS de haute précision de HERE Technologies, dans le cadre d’un partenariat. La ZOE intègre une fonction « safety coach » qui s’appuie sur des données en temps réel pour recommander au conducteur à quelle vitesse maximale il peut rouler. Précisons que ce coach peut aussi agir en cas d’urgence sur le régulateur de vitesse intelligent (ACC), s’il estime que le niveau de danger est trop élevé et en cas de non-réaction. Le système d’IA de Nexyad bénéficie à bord de ce prototype de l’apport d’autres technologies pour calculer encore plus précisément en temps réel le risque routier. Lire l’article en entier sur le site AutoNews.fr              
 

 

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French Automovive Sector day “PFA” In Paris

 

The 26th of october 2021 took place at la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, the day of the French Automotive Sector (PFA). Many officials, president of PFA, Luc Chatel, Industry miniter Bruno Lemaire, and automotive executives as Luca De Meo CEOof Renault Group were present. Nexyad participated and showed outside its demo car Dreamotor 1 (below).      

DEMO ICIM (above) is a demo car of the French Automotive & Mobility cluster NEXTMOVE that integrates technologies of member SMEs including NEXYAD Cognitive AI SafetyNex. This demo car Demo ICIM is a « sister » of DREAMOTOR 1. NEXYAD and NEXTMOVE have a signed partnership to promote the two cars together and show the excellence in clean and intelligent vehicles.

 

 

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Nexyad has launched the cooperative demo car DREAMOTOR 1 at ITS World 2021 in Hamburg

 

Our DREAMOTOR 1 car was not already available. What we call DREAMOTOR 1 V0 is a RENAULT ZOE that we’ve been renting in Hamburg. In this ZOE we installed a PC + sensors etc. and could showcase 3 automotive functions :

. Safety score : at the end of every trip, we give statistics of caution : driving behavior is described with caution profile, risk (= lack of caution) profile, and global scores such as driving caution score, anticipation ability score, driving skills score, and observed self-confidence score. . Safety coach : during driving, caution and risk are estimatied onboard in real time (20 times per second), and then are used to give advices to driver in order to avoid incautious behaviors. It has been validated that this system reduces accident rate by at least 25%. . Anticipative ACC and AD : in real time, knowing context, the same system can estimate 20 times per second what should be the good behavior in order not to exceed a max accepted risk (= lack of caution). In particular, what should be vehicle speed (which brings a setpoint value to ACC).

This V0 did not integrate already all the technologies of partners which bring for most of them new inputs to NEXYAD caution assessment cognitive AI in order to get a better description of context. This will be done in DREAMOTOR 1 V1.

 

Some OEMs tried DREAMOTOR1 V0 in the streets of Hamburg (real tests in real streets) and NEXYAD got very good feedbacks. Now we are on partners technologies integration to improve functions.

Soon the next episode at PFA Day (journée de la Plateforme Française de l’Automobile) à Paris.

 
See all information about DREAMOTOR 1.

 

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Nexyad Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Automotive

 

NEXYAD team’s multi-credited experience in AI for road safety development led to the participation of NEXYAD CEO to a very important book in the USA about Artificial Intelligence applied to modern vehicles. Especially the 1st chapter : « Artificial Intelligence for Vehicles »

Contents  

1. Artificial Intelligence for Vehicles, Gérard Yahiaoui.
2. Conventional Vision or Not: A Selection of Low-level Algorithms, Fabien Bonardi, Samia Bouchafa, Hicham Hadj-Abdelkader and Désiré Sidibé.
3. Automated Driving, a Question of Trajectory Planning, Olivier Orfila, Dominique Gruyer and Rémi Sainct.
4. From Virtual to Real, How to Prototype, Test, Evaluate and Validate ADAS for the Automated and Connected Vehicle?, Dominique Gruyer, Serge Laverdure, Jean-Sébastien Berthy, Philippe Desouza and Mokrane Hadj-Bachir.
5. Standards for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), Thierry Ernst.
6. The Integration of Pedestrian Orientation for the Benefit of ADAS: A Moroccan Case Study, Aouatif Amine, Abdelaziz Bensrhair, Safaa Dafrallah and Stéphane Mousset.
7. Autonomous Vehicle: What Legal Issues?, Axelle Offroy.

http://www.iste.co.uk/book.php?id=1800

 

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Democar Nexyad Dreamotor1

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #34, September 29th, 2021

 

Democar Nexyad Dreamotor1

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– HERE360 Article about Nexyad Cognitive AI for Road Safety

– SIA Study Day: AI Applied to AV

– Democar Nexyad DREAMOTOR1 

– New Book : From AI to Autonomous and Connected Vehicles 

– Chair VAC at INSA Rouen

– Press about Nexyad

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

NEXYAD is starting a new phase of company development, based on the upcoming massive deployment of our on-board artificial intelligence software modules for mobility and road safety.</ aftermarket distributors, and in particular BRIGHTMILE (UK), and MONTBLEU Technologies (India) are starting deployments for vehicle fleets (trucks, cars, two-wheelers), insurers, and driving schools. These deployments are starting fast because they bring by two main value creations:
. reduction in costs for operations: reduction in the number of accidents by at least 25% which reduces cost for operations especially for fleets and insurers.
. reduction of road accident social impact and helping improve skills of drivers and future drivers that become aware of driving risk they take in every situation.

 

In the sector of new vehicles, NEXYAD is integrating its AI for real-time aggregation of all data available in the vehicle for estimation of the prudence of driving behavior in regards to context. This integration has already started with several OEMs in Europe, and NEXYAD decided to develop its own demonstration vehicle, DREAMOTOR1, to show its excellence.

Since this AI called SafetyNex aggregates data from numerous sources, we are opening this demo to other high-tech SMEs on two main domains:
. data acquisition: sensors, telecommunications systems, etc.
. HMI and new materials for the vehicle cockpit
To date, the companies that have signed agreement to integrate their technologies into DREAMOTOR1 are listed below. 
Partnership announcements with the French research cluster on automotive and mobility NEXTMOVE of which NEXYAD is a member should soon be published.

NEXYAD’s other AI modules, dedicated to camera perception, also have deployment prospects:
. RoadNex and ObstaNex, which detect respectively taxiway and obstacles (pedestrians, vehicles, etc.), have two main markets: on the one hand applications in the world of railways, and on the other hand a real-time application embedded in the centralized architecture of future vehicles for on-the-fly images labeling and to allow building of complex functions. Those functions cannot be achieved with current perception solutions because they do not deliver intermediate data diagnosys only).
. VisiNex, which measures the available visibility defined as the probability of being able to detect objects in the scene taking into account visual quality (fog, night, snow, etc.), is currently in view to carry out two tasks: on the one hand, give a score usability of the cameras for sensor fusion stages, and on the other hand, a detection of dust accumulated on the cameras.

NEXYAD’s deep competence in AI was credited, through our participation to two major events:
. SIA congress “AI applied to Autonomous and Connected Vehicle”: CEO of NEXYAD was a member of the organizing committee of this congress and talked during round table this month (see article below)
. release of the scientific book on AI “From AI to Autonomous and Connected vehicle” published in the USA (ed Pr. Abdelaziz Benshair & Thierry Bain) at editions ISTE-WILEY, of which NEXYAD wrote the first chapter. 

As most of you have already seen in our various publications, in July we signed a very strong partnership with the digital maps provider HERE Technologies to jointly develop Road Safety solutions, by associating AI softwares and competence ​​of NEXYAD , to the high quality of data and services brought by HERE maps. (see article below)
It is then in this very positive context that this newsletter is sent to you, we are still open to new collaborations that would give us the opportunity to go on saving lives.


Gerard, CEO of NEXYAD “We Save Lives”

 

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HERE360 Article about Nexyad Cognitive AI for Road Safety

 

 

 
What if you could see a crash before it even happened? Welcome to the future of road safety with Nexyad and HERE.

Nexyad CEO: “Our artificial intelligence is a new way of reading maps.”

A car accident in Paris when he was a student would later set Gerard Yahiaoui on the path to making the roads safer for us all. The incident, which saw both cars damaged beyond repair, was unavoidable, and neither driver saw it coming. Fortunately, Gerard and the driver of the other car escaped without injury. But the incident left him with a yearning to do more to help other people avoid a similar situation. After his crash Gerard recalls thinking at the time: “I had this thought in my head that I should have been warned in advance.”

Read here the full article by Ian Dickson for HERE360

 

 

 

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SIA Study Day : AI Applied to AV

 

Gérard YAHIAOUI, CEO of Nexyad, participated to the round table discussion during this study day “AI Applied to AV”, the september 16th at Marne la Vallée (near Paris).

Driver assistance and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are an iconic theme for AI, which drives innovations as well as applications. The contributions of AI are rich and varied in several fields of application, such as environment perception or real-time control of the feedback loop on the effects of decisions, for examples.

The ambition of this Study Day was to identify, on the basis of the emblematic subject of Autonomous Vehicle (AV), how these new approaches using AI can be integrated within the automotive industry.

Beyond the AI algorithms used, the role of data is also an essential element, inseparable from AI, whether for the learning of models, the quality of data and their labeling, the validation of models, even acceptability for users.

The SIA is (Société des Ingénieurs de l’Automobile) or Automotive Engineers Society in France.

From the left: Prof. Fabien Moutarde, director of the Centre of  Robotics at Mines ParisTech; Luc Bourgeois, Expert Leader Systems Control at Renault Group; Frédéric Charon, Chief Executive of SIA; G. Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad; Fabrice Herveleu, Safety Regulation senior expert at UTAC

   
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Democar DREAMOTOR1

 

Nexyad will launch DREAMOTOR1 in october. For now we have 8 contributors to this clean high tech and connected democar for road safety :

. Nexyad world leader in AI safety coach and Smart ACC
. YoGoKo a world expert of the connected vehicle (V2X)
. SBG Systems, leader in georeferenced dynamic positioning
. Intempora, leader real time and asynchronous environment for automotive systems
. FH Electronics, world-renowed expert in vehicle (autonomous vehicle)
. Eco_Technilin, leader of eco plant materials for vehicle interiors
. Nextmove, French Automotive Research Cluster 
. Normandy Region

DREAMOTOR1 will travel in all Europe during big Automotive Event such as :
. ITS World Congress, Hamburg october 11-15 2021
. EV Show, London december 7-9 2021
. Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services, Gothenburg may 17-18 2022
. Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo, Stuttgart june 21-23 2022
. Mondial de l’Auto, Paris october 17-23 2022
. and Many others…

 

 

 

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New Book : From AI to Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

 

Gérard YAHIAOUI, Nexyad CEO, participate to this new publication from ISTE-WILEY.  

From AI to Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Volume 2 – Digital Science SET Coordinated by Abdelkhalak El Hami

http://www.iste.co.uk/book.php?id=1800  

Contents 

1. Artificial Intelligence for Vehicles, Gérard Yahiaoui.

2. Conventional Vision or Not: A Selection of Low-level Algorithms, Fabien Bonardi, Samia Bouchafa, Hicham Hadj-Abdelkader and Désiré Sidibé.

3. Automated Driving, a Question of Trajectory Planning, Olivier Orfila, Dominique Gruyer and Rémi Sainct.

4. From Virtual to Real, How to Prototype, Test, Evaluate and Validate ADAS for the Automated and Connected Vehicle?, Dominique Gruyer, Serge Laverdure, Jean-Sébastien Berthy, Philippe Desouza and Mokrane Hadj-Bachir.

5. Standards for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), Thierry Ernst.

6. The Integration of Pedestrian Orientation for the Benefit of ADAS: A Moroccan Case Study, Aouatif Amine, Abdelaziz Bensrhair, Safaa Dafrallah and Stéphane Mousset.

7. Autonomous Vehicle: What Legal Issues?, Axelle Offroy.

 

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Chair VAC at INSA Rouen

 

 

 

Nexyad participates to the pedagogic chair VAC (Vehicle Autonomous & Connected) at INSA Rouen under supervision of Prof. Abdelaziz Bensrhair. This chair is the result of partnership between French Automotive Research Cluster Nextmove and INSA Rouen (National Institute of Applied Sciences).

  Gerard YAHIAOUI presenting Nexyad AI work about AV

 

 

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Press about Nexyad

 

Maximum speed recommended for a specific vehicle at a specific time

Nexyad’s real-time data aggregation platform provides two output values ​​20 times every second: the lack of caution of the driver and the maximum speed recommended given the road conditions – legal speed limit, road roughness, topography of the road, weather, and traffic. Nexyad bases its analysis on several thousand road accident reports, using a set of rules from modern hybrid AI which 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 data and context-specific to every single vehicle, driver and driving environment, Nexyad’s approach goes much further than the European requirement for vehicles to be aware of the legal speed limit on each road segment (Intelligent Speed Assist). Nexyad’s safety coach called SafetyNex acts as a true co-pilot for the driver as it provides real-time guidance so as to anticipate possible emergency situations ahead that may lead to an accident. This proactive coaching activates while driving and has been demonstrated to reduce accident rates by at least 25%. Read full article on GeoSpatialWorld.net

 

 

 

 

Nexyad and HERE Technologies Deploy Next-Gen cognitive AI to Improve Vehicle Safety

Paris, France – Nexyad, an embedded, real-time platform for aggregating on-board data, and HERE Technologies, the leading location data, and technology platform, have teamed up to bring cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the world of road safety. Nexyad employs cognitive AI to aggregate and interpret extensive data sources in a vehicle in real-time to determine whether a particular driving behavior is appropriate given the surrounding context. This assessment can be easily delivered to a driver via mobile phone and is calculated using only four sets of data: HERE map, Global Navigation Satellite System, electronic horizon, and acceleration. Nexyad’s platform is also scalable, with the ability to aggregate data from Advanced Driving Assistant Systems (ADAS) sensors such as camera, radar and lidar, weather (visibility and temperature), and traffic data. Read full article on mmindia.co.in

 

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Announcement of Partnership HERE & NEXYAD

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #33, July 13th, 2021

 

Announcement of Partnership HERE & NEXYAD

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– Press Release on HERE & NEXYAD Partnership

– Nexyad CEO interview on Mobility TV 

– Press about Nexyad

– Dreamotor One, the Nexyad project of demo car

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

This month of July 2021 is particularly positive for NEXYAD since the company HERE Technologies has just announced our partnership. HERE posted a press release on its website, presenting the cognitive AI of NEXYAD, for the aggregation of all the data available on board a vehicle, and the estimation, 20 times per second, of the level of prudence of driving in view of the context.

See: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation, cognitive artificial intelligence | HERE

From this assessment, we deduce the risk of driving, and the maximum speed at any time, which guarantees sufficient caution. The applications of this AI are numerous:

 
  • for fleets and insurance, in aftermarket, it is on the one hand to be proactive, to coach the driver during the journey to avoid at least 25% of accidents (smartphone app, telematics box, dashcam)
  • for new vehicles, there is of course the same safety coach application, but in addition, predictive ACC (a system that automatically manages the speed of the vehicle depending on the context, for example which slows down when approaching a intersection, or slowing down in a narrow street where kids play football on the sidewalk, like good drivers do), and the autonomous vehicle “aware” of the risk it is taking. Today, our AI takes advantage of very high quality maps from HERE Technologies, which improves the quality of our assessment of prudence and risk. This partnership heralds applications around the world, with ambitious global deployment.

 

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Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety
with next generation, cognitive artificial intelligence

 

 

• Nexyad aggregates extensive data sources in a vehicle, including HERE data, in real time to assess driving behaviour given the surrounding context
• Based on this assessment, Nexyad recommends a maximum speed and delivers a driving score
• Nexyad’s technology is already being used by Brightmile in the UK, Montbleu in India and Milla in France

July 6, 2021

Paris and Amsterdam – Nexyad, the embedded, real-time platform for aggregating on-board data, and HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, are now working together to apply cognitive AI to road safety.

On-board data

Nexyad uses cognitive AI to aggregate extensive data sources in a vehicle in real time and interprets them to assess whether a certain driving behaviour is appropriate given the surrounding context. Nexyad’s assessment, that can easily be delivered to a driver via a mobile phone, can be calculated from four sets of data only: HERE map, Global Navigation Satellite System, electronic horizon and acceleration. Nexyad’s platform is also scalable and can aggregate data from Advanced Driving Assistant Systems (ADAS) sensors to include camera, radar and lidar, weather (visibility and temperature), and traffic data.

Maximum speed recommended for a specific vehicle at a specific time

Nexyad’s real-time data aggregation platform provides two output values 20 times every second: the lack of caution of the driver and the maximum speed recommended given the road conditions – legal speed limit, road roughness, topography of the road, weather, and traffic. Nexyad bases its analysis on several thousand road accident reports, using a set of rules from modern hybrid AI which 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 data and context-specific to every single vehicle, driver and driving environment, Nexyad’s approach goes much further than the European requirement for vehicles to be aware of the legal speed limit on each road segment (Intelligent Speed Assist). Nexyad’s safety coach called SafetyNex acts as a true co-pilot for the driver as it provides real-time guidance so as to anticipate possible emergency situations ahead that may lead to an accident. This proactive coaching activates while driving and has been demonstrated to reduce accident rates by at least 25% (Impact assessment on road accident rate reduction of NEXYAD cognitive AI SafetyNex, available on demand).

A risk score for drivers and autonomous shuttles

Nexyad provides drivers with a score that reflects the risk associated with their driving behavior. Nexyad’s platform is being used by insurers to provide recommendations to drivers and generate a risk profile. For example, Brightmile, a start-up incubated by Kamet, AXA’s insurer tech studio, is using Nexyad’s SafetyNex software as one of the parameters of their smartphone-based telematics solutions for fleets. India’s Montbleu also relies on Nexyad’s SafetyNex for its smartphone-based app ‘ROAD-Drive it Safe’. Milla, the French autonomous electric shuttle, uses SafetyNex to adapt vehicle speeds according to driving conditions and alerts the service operator (on-board and/or off-board) to take appropriate action when the level of risk is estimated too high.

Nexyad has started to integrate the HERE HD Live Map to provide OEMs with Predictive Automotive Cruise Control services whereby appropriate speeds are not only being recommended but automatically implemented. Moving forward, connected vehicles will use SafetyNex to assess the level of caution of their own driving and will be able to adopt the appropriate speed even in unknown road conditions.

“We found that the maps from HERE are accurate to the centimetre and constantly updated to the second. Every detail counts for us – the topography of the road, the exact positioning of the crossing, the location of a school. With our mission being to save lives, we cannot settle for anything less than the best,” says Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad.

“Nexyad’s SafetyNex software is one of a kind – not only does it provide a score for the lack of caution of the driver, based on the environment in real time, it also recommends an appropriate driving speed. This is the future for Predictive Automotive Cruise Control systems, insurers and autonomous vehicles,” says Gilles Martinelli, Director of Automotive at HERE Technologies. Demos of Nexyad’s safety coach SafetyNext can be found here and here.

Media Contacts

Adrianne Montgobert
+49 151 72 11 67 81
adrianne.montgobert@here.com

Gerard Yahiaoui
gyahiaoui@nexyad.net

About HERE Technologies
HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, please visit here.com and 360.here.com

About Nexyad
Nexyad is a Paris-based AI start-up founded by former professors and researchers of AI and applied maths, specialized in road safety. We propose a unique next generation hybrid cognitive AI that improves road safety, avoids emergency situations and road accidents, and saves lives. We help our customers integrate our technology into their valuable products for insurance & fleets, for automotive Safety Coach or Predictive ACC, and for Autonomous Vehicles « aware » of their level of caution in driving regardingcontext and able to adapt to unknown situations to keep caution level high enough.

See press release

 

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NEXYAD CEO Interview about OASIS Project at Mobility TV

 

Mobility TV – OASIS, when data improves road safety

When data, artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity improve road safety, that is the goal of the OASIS project. Fruit of the cross collaboration of 3 French SMEs, each expert in their field. A collaboration made possible thanks to the NextMove competitiveness cluster. An interview conducted by Pierre de Vilno, with Marc Charlet director at NextMove, Frédéric Mathis CEO of MILLA Group, Thierry Ernst CEO of YoGoKo, and Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad.

   

 

Mobility TV – OASIS, quand les data améliorent la sécurité routière

Quand les données, l’intelligence artificielle et la connectivité entre véhicules améliorent la sécurité routière, c’est l’objectif du projet OASIS. Fruit de la collaboration croisée de 3 PME françaises expertes chacune dans leur domaine. Une collaboration rendue possible grâce au pôle de compétitivité NextMove. Une interview conduite par Pierre de Vilno, avec Marc Charlet Directeur Général de NextMove, Frédéric Mathis PDG de MILLA Group, Thierry Ernst PDG de YoGoKo, et Gérard Yahiaoui PDG de Nexyad. See the original video

 

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Press about Nexyad

 

Read article

 

Links to different news about Nexyad in world media :

Automotive world: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation cognitive artificial intelligence

Traffic Technology Today: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation cognitive artificial intelligence

DécryptaGéo: Nexyad et HERE améliorent la sécurité routière grâce à l’intelligence artificielle cognitive

Nexyad和HERE合作 通过下一代认知AI提高车辆安全性

Auto Innovations: Nexyad et HERE améliorent la sécurité routière grâce à l’intelligence artificielle cognitive

Industrie Mag: Nexyad et HERE améliorent la sécurité routière grâce à l’IA cognitive

AI Authority: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation cognitive artificial intelligence  

TU Auto: HERE claims next gen cognitive ai for driver rating

Autonomous vehicle international: Nexyad and HERE partner on next generation cognitive artificial intelligence

National Computrade News: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation cognitive artificial intelligence

Telematics News: Nexyad and HERE improve vehicle safety with next generation cognitive artificial intelligence

Nexyad和HERE通过认知AI改善道路安全

 

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Dreamotor One, the Nexyad project of demo car

 

Nexyad launchs Dreamotor One a demo car that will demonstrate excellence and innovations of SMEs and startups embarking testers in real situations on open roads around Congresses and events about Automated Driving, and Connected Mobility in all Europe.

In France, Nexyad signed a partnership with Nextmove Demo ICIM project that will show the vehicle on all events the  cluster is involved with.

The values promoted by Dreamotor One are Electric Mobility, Road Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Ecology & Environment, Startups & SMEs.

 

Nexyad will integrate its cognitive AI which aggregates all the data available on board and which calculates 20 times per second: (unique features in real time, making it possible to correct driving behavior with anticipation, to avoid emergency situations, and by way of consequence, accidents).

  • The “safety coach” in manual driving: Nexyad’s AI is used informatively to coach the driver while driving, by offering anticipatory actions in order to avoid potential emergency situations as much as possible
  • “Predictive ACC” (driving delegation, by pressing an ACC button): the vehicle manages its speed automatically to remain cautious. This mode is automatically disengaged if the driver acts on the vehicle. allows to control an ACC which becomes predictive (slows down before difficulties to help the driver)
  • The vehicle can prove its level of caution at any time when it is delegated to drive

We encourage Startups and SMEs interested to contact us in order to put their high valuable technologies in the Dreamotor One.

Safety Coach for car manufacturers

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #32, June 8th, 2021

 

Safety Coach for car manufacturers

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– Safety Coach for car manufacturers by SafetyNex NEXYAD

– Article and Video “Oasis is a total and integrated vision of road safety” by l’Automobile & l’Entreprise 

– NEXYAD CEO interview on top french RADIO Europe 1

– The JournalAuto.com discussing on government ordinances regarding Autonomous Vehicle data

– The Independant News Company foodnewstoday24 takls about OASIS  Project

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

NEXYAD has developed a unique cognitive AI platform that aggregates all available sources on board a vehicle, in real time during the trip. In particular it aggregates : digital map, electronic horizon, GNSS, accel, jerk, speed, diagnostics at the output of ADAS sensors (camera, radar, lidar, …) with detection of pedestrians, cars, truck etc, driver monitoring, V2X hazard warnings. This data aggregation technology is called SafetyNex. In real time, and while driving, 20 times per second, SafetyNex calculates:
. the level of driving caution in view of the context
. the contextualized level of lack of prudence called driving risk
. the maximum speed not to be exceeded to guarantee a good level of caution knowing the context
After deploying this data aggregation AI on aftermarket products for fleets and insurers (dashcam, telematics device, smartphone app), we are starting integrations for OEMs in vehicle projects.
Our AI architecture is what Silicon Valley experts use to call « hybrid next generation » AI.

The 3 typical applications are to date:
. the Safety Coach, copied from the fleet and insurance applications, but with more input data because it is integrated directly into the vehicle. Alerts inform driver before potential difficulties that it would be good to slow down a little (for instance). This avoids the major part of emergency situations (the nit avoids accident) and improves comfort and «zero stress» experience.

 

. the Intelligent ACC, which modulates the speed of the vehicle, including in dense urban areas, in order to guarantee a given level of caution. Every time that driving risk could rise because unsafe acts are detected in driving behavior, the car modulates its speed to stay in the « green zone ». Again, mitigating risk (driving in a cautious way) minimizes occurrence of emergency situations that may lead to accident, and then minimizes occurrence of emergency quick reflexes of the car (e.g. AEB) that are not good for comfort.
. the Autonomous Driving system controller which informs the autonomous vehicle at all times of the risk it is taking in order to allow AV to adapt and guarantee an acceptable level of caution, including in new and unknown situations

This entering in the automotive market is a second step for NEXYAD that has worked for 20 years to design, develop, perfect, and industrialize this hybrid cognitive AI. Together we will prevent more traffic accidents and save more lives.

                                                                     Gerard Yahiaoui, NEXYAD CEO

 

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The Safety Coach Application for car manufacturers by SafetyNex NEXYAD

 

SafetyNex is the first and unique on-board hybrid AI platform that aggregates in real time all the data available on board (static as dynamic) in the vehicle and calculates 20 times per second a level of caution, a value of driving risk, to deliver alerts, the maximum speed not to be exceeded in order to remain cautious, given the driving context (here and now).

The « Safety Coach » application is a variation of SafetyNex integrated into the vehicle and which benefits from the available input data (automotive quality). HMIs can, of course, differ from one OEM to another. The common thread is that they are proactive safety coaches: coaching takes place during the trip, a few seconds before potential difficulties, and advises the driver to slow down (for example), instead of doing so after the trip.

Important: this does not prevent the application from offering a debriefing after the trip which is suitable for professional drivers, as well as for privates. In the image below, we can see the value of the risk of a trip (level of lack of caution). As our risk scale has been calibrated with road safety experts from 19 countries, 95% of global accidents happen between 90% and 100% risk taking.

 

Proactivity of the Safety Coach

The Safety Coach is proactive, he doesn’t just send summaries, he interacts in real time (HMI to be developed as part of an OEM application, one of the avenues being integration into the navigation system): when the driver crosses the value 90%, it is important to alert it. This alert (red) is not an emergency alert, it is an anticipatory alert ultimately expressing « you are being reckless ».

The driver then has time to take his/her foot off the accelerator (in general), and to return to safe driving, without stress and without loss of comfort. In doing so, it decreases the bad luck of finding itself in an emergency situation that would trigger safety ADAS (such as emergency braking, for example). You can see a yellow-orange line called « yellow alert » or « orange alert ». We recommend leaving the setting of this alert in the hand of the driver: if the driver feels reassured by « talkative » assistance, then he will descend the yellow line. If, on the contrary, the driver does not like interfaces that interact too much with him, he will set the line high enough. In the latter case of adjustment, we can for example place the yellow line at 80%, which makes it possible to be alerted just before the red threshold of 90% and thus avoid exceeding it.

Behavioral coaching and profiling

At the end of the trip, our Safety Coach offers statistics returned to the driver, which is complementary to proactive coaching. These data make it possible to comprehensively assess the behavior and the nature of driving: it is the driver’s signature.

Our technology calculates a detailed signature that we restore in a summary, partial and synthetic way, with a « gamming » aspect.

For example: (case of a real test run in Normandy).

An overall safe driving score.

We developed this rating with our panel of 3,500 testers: it varies analogicaly with the level of caution. We have tried a lot of settings, and have opted for a rating that always gives the impression of being rather high, even if we only win « cups » (bronze – silver – gold) from 92% (out of 100%).  

Safety Coach and gamification

In order for the driver to want to play, he must be able to “win”. We have added a “facebook” button to our demo app: a sentence is automatically published on the user’s facebook (if they have accepted the connection), and only when the driver has won a cup: “I am a safe driver, today I won the bronze cup on a trip with the SafetyNex road safety tool ”. This part is there to suggest “gamification” or even incentive ideas to OEMs. An interesting incentive is the voucher at the car manufacturer brand’s store.

Safety Coach trip data

Also on our demo app (which is made to give ideas), we also offer the following data:

Driver knowledge

We are the only ones to offer this data:

  • the safe driving score is the one displayed on the « cup » page
  • anticipation is the driver’s ability to generate red alerts as little as possible
  • the self-confidence expressed on a trip depends on the most frequent level of risk: if the driver regulates his risk around 60% he has expressed greater self-confidence than that of a driver who has regulated his risk around 50 %.
  • driving skills: which represents the ability of a driver to reproduce his risk-taking identically throughout the trip. It is then easy to distinguish a pilot from a novice driver.

Tips for improving

Then, we propose a view of the risk on the duration of the trip:

The driver can visualize when he exceeded the yellow /orange threshold, and also threshold for red alerts, and what the difficulties were in front of the vehicle.

Finally, we give the driver a detailed coaching sentence:

This coaching phrase is “scalable” depending on the number of different variables that we want to be able to generate and the desired level of detail:

  • the safe driving score
  • the anticipation score
  • the self-confidence
  • the driving skills score
  • the types of infrastructure that gave rise to an alert,
  • etc…

The processing of the above variables makes it possible to generate approximately 1.000 different sentences, and if we decide to generate 3 equivalent sentences (different formatting but same coaching) per case, we then have 3.000 sentences: this gives the feeling to the driver that vehicle is “talking to him”. The “robot” effect is completely erased. We noted during our panel test that this is very important for the experience of the user who does not like to find the same advice.

 

 

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Article and Video “Oasis is a total and integrated vision of road safety”
by L’Automobile & L’Entreprise

 

“Président de Nexyad, qui a développé une IA cognitive globale, Gérard Yahiaoui nous présente le projet Oasis qui réunit aussi Yogoko, spécialiste des télécoms appliqués à la sécurité, et Milla Group, qui développe des navettes autonomes de dernière génération. Vers la fin des accidents ?”
“Toujours aussi brillant et pédagogue, Gérard Yahiaoui nous explique les détails du projet Oasis qui s’est formé dans le cadre de Nextmove (ex Mov’eo) : « Il faut le souligner car Nextmove est pleinement dans son rôle en créant des échanges entre des entreprises aux expertises variées et en faisant naître des projets ».
CEO of Nexyad, which has developed a global cognitive AI, Gérard Yahiaoui presents the Oasis project, which also brings together Yogoko, a specialist in telecommunications applied to safety, and Milla Group, which develops the latest generation of autonomous shuttles. Towards the end of accidents?
“Always brilliant and pedagogue, Gérard Yahiaoui explains the details of Oasis project which was formed as part of Nextmove (ex Mov’eo):“This must be emphasized because Nextmove is fully in its role by creating exchanges between companies with varied expertise and by giving birth to projects.”  
Source et suite de l’article
 

 

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NEXYAD CEO interview on top french RADIO Europe 1

 

Trois PME françaises élaborent une voiture capable d’anticiper les risques de la route.

Trois PME françaises spécialisées dans l’automobile du future et l’intelligence artificielle cherchent à développer un programme capable d’analyser la qualité des routes, les conditions de trafic et les comportements des conducteurs afin d’anticiper la conduite à adopter et prévenir ainsi les accidents de la route.

Three French SMEs are developing a car capable of anticipating the risks on roads.

Three French SMEs specializing in the automobile of the future and Artificial Intelligence are seeking to develop a program capable of analyzing the quality of roads, traffic conditions and driver behavior in order to anticipate the behavior to be adopted and thus prevent road accidents.
 

Trois PME françaises élaborent une voiture capable d’anticiper les risques de la route (europe1.fr)

 

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The JournalAuto.com discussing on government ordinances regarding Autonomous Vehicle data

 

Données des véhicules : Nexyad salue les ordonnances gouvernementales

La prise de position du ministère des Transports et de la Transition écologique a été reçue favorablement par Nexyad. Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO de Nexyad, parle de la fin d’une omerta sur les données, mais appelle à plus de précisions. C’est un petit pas pour le véhicule autonome, mais c’est un grand pas pour le législateur. “Le texte ne va pas assez loin, mais il va dans le bon sens“, a commenté Gérard Yahiaoui, le fondateur et CEO de Nexyad. Interrogé sur la portée des ordonnances annoncées la semaine passée par le ministère des Transports et de la Transition écologique qui comprend un volet sur le véhicule autonome, celui qui assure par ailleurs la vice-présidence de NextMove (ex-Pôle Mov’eo) en Ile-de-France a salué la volonté de “casser l’omerta des datas” tout en précisant qu’il reste à définir un cadre clair. “Nous sommes encore limités dans l’accès aux données qui permettent de nourrir l’intelligence artificielle et ce, parfois, pour de bonnes raisons, a rappelé Gérard Yahiaoui. Mais nos concurrents américains et chinois vont vite et il faut trouver un équilibre entre l’éthique …”  

Vehicle data: Nexyad welcomes government orders

The position taken by the Ministry of Transport and Ecological Transition was favorably received by Nexyad. Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad, talks about the end of a data omerta, but calls for more details. This is a small step for the autonomous vehicle, but it is a big step for the legislator. “The text does not go far enough, but it goes in the right direction,” commented Gérard Yahiaoui, founder and CEO of Nexyad. Asked about the scope of the ordinances announced last week by the Ministry of Transport and Ecological Transition which includes a component on the autonomous vehicle, the one which also ensures the vice-presidency of French research cluster NextMove (ex-Pôle Mov’eo) in Ile -de-France welcomed the desire to “break the omerta of data” while specifying that a clear framework remains to be defined. “We are still limited in access to the data that feeds artificial intelligence, sometimes for good reasons,” said Gérard Yahiaoui. But our American and Chinese competitors are going fast and we have to find a balance between ethics … “

Lire la suite sur le JournalAuto

  Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO de Nexyad et VP de NextMove Ile de France
 

 

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The Independant News Company foodnewstoday24 talks about OASIS Project

Three French SMEs specializing in the automobile of the future and artificial intelligence are seeking to develop a program capable of analyzing the quality of roads, traffic conditions and driver behavior in order to anticipate the behavior to be adopted and thus prevent accidents. road accidents.
Read more on foodnewstoday24.com

NEXYAD is Deploying AI for Road Safety

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #31, April 5th, 2021

 

Nexyad is Deploying Artificial Intelligence for Road Safety

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– Nexyad’s Customer Testimony 

– Nexyad Change Logo 

– OASIS Project with MillaGroup, YoGoKo and Nexyad

– SafetyNex AI Technology for Driving Coach and Predictive ACC

– Intelligent & Predictive ACC with SafetyNex

– Road Safety Digital MAPS using Risk Data from SafetyNex

– They talk about Nexyad

 

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 


 

Hello,

Despite the economic situation due to Covid-19, Nexyad is on a ramp up in this beginning of the year. We continue pushing innovation for our customers and partners.
We are a deep tech team. We propose on-board embedded real time artificial intelligence software modules for a better road safety.
Our AI modules:
. work in the real world
. already have strong customers references
. run in standard hardware architectures (from smartphones to car computers)
. can generate valuable data for customers, some generated data are geolocated and may enhance maps power for safe mobility.
We serve our customers with a high level of involvement, quality, reliability, reactivity, and performance.
We will always be there to help you making roads safer for everyone.

We Save Lives

 

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NEXYAD’s Customer Testimony

 

“We have integrated NEXYAD technology into our smartphone App BRIGHTMILE for insurers and fleets and our App reduces accident rate by 25-35% through its worldwide deployment in more than 50 countries.”
Dominic Saunders, CEO of BRIGHTMILE

 

 

CEO of NEXYAD (left) and CEO of BRIGHTMILE (right): a handshake to save lives

 

 

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NEXYAD Change Logo

 

 

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MillaGroup, Yogoko and Nexyad Launch OASIS Project

 

MillaGroup, Yogoko and Nexyad launch OASIS project with driver assistance solution for everyone

French excellence for a decisive step towards road safety autonomous vehicles.

Meudon, February 2021 – MillaGroup, Nexyad and YoGoKo launch the project in partnership OASIS (cOoperative Assistance System In Safe road), which announces new technological advances around cooperative driving assistance systems for all. The OASIS project proposes to develop and integrate new enhanced driving assistance features, based on an innovative data fusion solution. The data comes from V2X communications, driving risk assessment, and predictive collision estimation.

Although the number of accidents decreases each year in France, more than a third of fatal accidents are linked to a collision. Today, cooperative ADAS solutions integrate data related to the human factor and driver inattention. The implementation of these driving aids (ADAS) takes into account the concept of risk. In driving, 75% of the risk is linked to inappropriate driver behavior, linked to road and urban infrastructure.

The technology developed within the partnership is based on Nexyad’s expertise and knowledge of road risks. Safetynex is a data aggregation software module that detects 20 times per second any lack of caution (also called risk of driving) in driving behavior in view of the road context. Integrated into a real-time on-board AI, the solution makes the vehicle smarter and teaches it to anticipate certain situations, such as by slowing down preventively. Combining the Y-CONNECT solution with Y-SMART communication technology from YoGoKo increases the perception of the vehicle’s environment. YoGoKo combines V2X communications between vehicles and with the road infrastructure with the collision risk calculations related to road behavior offered by Nexyad.

 

The OASIS project offers a global vision of road safety, deployed in marketed vehicles. This is experienced on the autonomous shuttles produced by MillaGroup. MillaGroup is a mobility provider offering on-demand and multimodal transport solutions (for people and goods) in rural and peri-urban areas. Since 2019, MILLA POD shuttles have been running on an open road every day at a speed of 30 km/h in autonomous mode.

This combination of expertise in the area of risk management with Nexyad, connectivity with YoGoKo and vehicles deployment by MillaGroup will allow, among other things, an autonomous vehicle to drive thru an intersection with low visibility and priorities.

Thus, the OASIS project brings new perspectives in response to the needs of improving road safety and increasing the perception of the vehicle’s environment. The system deployed, with risk traceability, takes into account the legal aspect and will make it possible to dispel the debate on liability in the event of an accident:

– an assessment of driver behavior based on risk

– improved predictive ACC and AD systems “aware” of the risk they are taking, and able to prove their level of caution at all times (in response to legal and insurance questions)

– a new collision warning

– a smarter predictive AEB

Whether it is for the detection of lack of caution, dangerous situations, or emergency situations, road safety is integrated. This decompart- mentalised approach is completely innovative compared to the segmented approach by “use case” of the automobile. A system vision that must bring rapid progress in road safety, and on a larger scale respond to societal challenges.

 

 

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SafetyNex AI Technology for Driving Coach and Predictive ACC

 

 
When you look at this video, imagine that information pasted by our module SafetyNex are inputs to your digital driving coach and your predictive ACC: easy to integrate and efficient
 
 



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Intelligent & Predictive ACC with SafetyNex

 

how to make ACC automatically follow rules of the road (slightly slow down before an intersection, etc.) without long and complex development?

New developments are starting up everywhere to make ACCs smarter, which could, for example, automatically slow down slightly before an intersection, and then pick up the speed of initial cruise. The whole question is: when should the vehicle be made to slow down? crossing? turn ? school zone ? roundabout ? pedestrian zone ? pedestrian crossing? Traffic light ? stop sign ? give way ? etc.
And how to deal with the whole combination of these simple cases? (school located behind a bend with an intersection at left…).
And if we have to slow down, when? of how much ? with what speed profile?
Finally, to sum up, the idea is to make ACC follow the rules of the road so that it modulates vehicle speed exactly as a driver should do on license day.
The combination of cases is huge. NEXYAD provides an elegant, reliable, efficient and very simple solution to integrate into a vehicle, which resolves all the simple cases and all their combinations. The modification to be made to a regular  ACC system is minimal and formal proof of safety (SIL) is very simple to do.
Indeed, NEXYAD has carried out research and development in AI for more than 20 years on road safety. and now offers a real-time on-board software module called SafetyNex.
SafetyNex permanently monitors both driving behavior (speed, accel) and driving context (in particular complexity of the infrastructure, via the navigation map).

  At every moment, SafetyNex detects any mismatch between driving behavior and driving context. Such a mismatch is interpreted as a lack of caution, and the degree of lack of caution is called “Driving risk”: this is the risk taken by the driver (human, human assisted by robots, or AD system).
The higher the risk, the greater the number of emergency situations encountered by the vehicle. Conversely, the lower the risk, the lower the number of emergencies statistically encountered.
Note : do not confuse the “driving risk” as defined above with criticality (probability of interpretation of trajectories, time to collision, etc.), the two concepts coexisting in road safety systems.
For a given driving context, the driving risk depends ONLY on the speed profile of the vehicle approaching a potential singularity of infratructure.
It then becomes clear that by regulating the speed we can keep the risk of driving below a maximum accepted value. SafetyNex is then used to define the setpoint speed value Vr (at each instant) which makes it possible to guarantee that we never exceed the maximum accepted.
On the other hand, any current ACC already defines a speed setpoint Vo.
By simply taking as the new speed setpoint the smaller of these two speeds, we obtain directly and without any further development, a vehicle that slows down before intersections (for example) with the “Good” speed profile which guarantees safe driving.
This simple, validated, efficient, and quick to integrate system is currently being integrated by OEMs with support by NEXYAD.

Contact us for more details.

 

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Road Safety Digital MAPS using Risk Data from SafetyNex

. Record into map layers the geolocated setpoint speed not to exceed in order to stay under a driving risk (lack of caution) of X%

. Deploy road safety alerts on smartphones and telematics devices without computing power (only reading the map)

. Deploy easy to develop Apps for insurers and fleets

. Deploy vehicle intelligent ACC at very low cost without computing power onboard

. Make your map THE map of reference for any mobility application (any market)

 



Contact us for more details.

 

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They Talk about NEXYAD













By Laurent MEILLAUD
Journalist, Automotive Expert
Read more on the Blog:
http://voituredufutur.blogspot.com/2021/03/oasis-des-aides-la-conduite-plus.html

 

(Extract)

“La technologie développée au sein du partenariat s’appuie sur l’expertise de Nexyad et sa connaissance des risques routiers. SafetyNex est un module logiciel d’agrégation de données qui détecte 20 fois par seconde tout mande de prudence (appelé aussi risque de conduite) dans le comportement de conduite et en fonction du contexte de circulation. Intégrée dans une IA temps réel embarquée, la solution rend le véhicule plus intelligent et lui apprend à anticiper certaines situations, comme par exemple en ralentissant de manière préventive.

Pour rendre ce module encore plus performant, l’idée est donc d’y associer la technologie de communication Y-SMART de YoGoKo. Cela permet d’augmenter la perception de l’environnement du véhicule. YoGoKo associe les communications V2X réalisées entre véhicules et avec l’infrastructure routière aux calculs de risques de collisions liés au comportement routier proposés par Nexyad.

Le projet OASIS est expérimenté sur les navettes autonomes produites par MillaGroup (un acteur dont j’ai déjà parlé sur ce blog). Depuis 2019, les navettes MILLAPOD circulent tous les jours sur route ouverte à la vitesse de 30km/h en mode autonome.

 

We Save Lives

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Artificial Intelligence and Road Safety

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #30, September 14th, 2020

 

Artificial Intelligence and Road Safety

 

Headlines :

– Nexyad CEO Editorial

– Why do we develop real time hybrid Artificial Intelligence for road safety

– OTN and Nexyad join forces in a strategic partnership for active rail safety

– SafetyNex Integrator BRIGHTMILE unveils partnership with AXA Insurance

– RoadNex Off Road Drivable Surface detection

– Hazard, Criticality, and Risk in Road Safety ?

– Gathering Computer Vision Detection with Prediction and Risk Assessment: This is what we do!

– SafetyNex: ADAS for Road Safety Using Map

 

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Nexyad CEO Editorial

 

Hello,

The world is going through an unprecedented crisis and more than ever it is innovation that will allow industries to take advantage of the opportunities created by destabilization of markets. In this context, it is interesting to notice that NEXYAD finds itself at the center of many strategies of automotive industrial groups, rail, and mobility.

NEXYAD’s embedded software modules are intended to be integrated into application software programs and embedded electronic application platforms, and we are now present on several markets:

  •  advanced telematics, which deploys smartphone apps, electronic devices, and dashcams
  •  automotive, which deploys advanced driver assistance systems, and connected vehicle features
  •  public transport, including bus, tram, metro, train, etc.
  •  advanced autonomous vehicle projects
  •  road safety for motorcycles and bicycles

NEXYAD provides computer vision functions:

  • detection of any lack of visibility, with the VisiNex module (lack of visibility is a factor of risk,
    VisiNex detects fog, heavy rain, sand storm, snow storm, lack of lighting, dust on embedded cameras, …)
  • drivable surface detection, with the RoadNex module
  • detection and recognition of objects, obstacles, ‘a la MOBILEYE’, with the ObstaNex module

Note: VisiNex may also be used to automatically adapt parameters of a complex computer vision chain to image quality. This is used by NEXYAD to increase number of use cases where our computer vision modules lead to good performance. And when image quality (measured with SafetyNex) is not enough for any reliable detection, then NEXYAD modules are aware of it, they can end a special output “not applicable” which is very important for sensor fusion stages.

And our  company also strongly deploys its unique real time driving risk assessment* module SafetyNex, validated in terms of metrics, by global insurers, police of road safety,  one autonomous vehicles manufacturer, and major car OEMs. The current and upcoming deployments in the very short term are in Europe, USA, Asia, India, and China. We are proud of the deployments planned by our integrator customers, because it will allow us, through their high-level products, to save lives, which is our mission statement.

SafetyNex is a Knowledge Based System (Hybrid Artificial Intelligence) involving symbolic reasoning) that monitors in real time driving behavior to detect 20 time per second any lack of cautious. This helps not to go to emergency situations, and if ever, with a driving behavior (vehicle speed and accel) that will be adequate to let more time to ADAS systems for their detection, criticality assessment, decision-making, and action.

This is what we call ANTICIPATION skills.

Real time applications of SafetyNex today are:

  • alerting driver through advanced telematics tools (smartphone App, telematics device, dashcam), for fleets and insurers risk management
  • alerting driver through advanced cockpit HMI systems
  • automatically modulating vehicle speed and accel of ACC (Automated Cruise Control)
  • alerting the AI od AD system that risk is rising

*_Risk Assessment shouldn’t be confused with hazard detection or with criticality assessment during emergency situations. Risk is lack of cautious, it is NOT probability of collision,  and it must be assessed permanently during normal driving. (see our article on risk assessment  in the following articles).

We Save Lives

 

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Why do we develop real time hybrid Artificial Intelligence for road safety

 

« We believe that every single Human life on Earth deserves to be saved. We can avoid up to 840 million road accidents and save up to 250 thousand lives per year with Minimum Viable Version of our technology. Road accident is a huge factor of material & resources waste (repair) and pollution/CO2 emissions: by saving lives we also contribute saving the planet. After more then 25 years of high level R&D, we propose today validated onboard AI technology deployed by our customers through easy to use products, for a better road safety »

Check our 1 minute global presentation video :

   

 

 

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OTN and Nexyad join forces in a strategic partnership for active rail safety

 

The companies OTN and Nexyad join forces in a strategic partnership for active rail safety.

Saint Germain en Laye, April 20, 2020 – The company OTN, which develops safety products in the rail sector among others, announces the signature of a partnership with the company Nexyad, specializing in on-board risk assessment of accident, with the aim of developing solutions for predicting and preventing collision risks.

This partnership will significantly improve the performance of current detection systems, by offering a risk detection horizon adapted to the speed of traffic on trams, metros and trains.

This technological contribution will allow rapid migration from simple “detection” to “prediction”, thereby improving the overall safety of users and the environment close to the traffic lanes.

The combination of the skills and experience of our two companies will allow us to quickly develop a high-performance analysis system (images, signals, data) to identify the risks of railway equipment in traffic. After six months spent evaluating the work necessary for the development and adaptation of the algorithms, initially intended for road safety, we are happy that this partnership results in the development of prototypes which we will be able to test in real situation in the short term.

OTN, a company based in Saône et Loire, France, manufactures, designs and markets electrical and electromechanical equipment intended for various advanced markets, including railway.

Nexyad, a company based near Paris, markets a global road safety platform for telematics, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and Autonomous Vehicles, currently adapted to railway focus.

 
 
 

 

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SafetyNex Integrator BRIGHTMILE unveils partnership with AXA Insurance

 

“AXA Insurance is offering the Brightmile app to its fleet customers as a way of supporting safe driving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The motor insurer and the tech start-up are partnering on a smartphone telematics solution for fleets, which they are launching during lockdown.”

To reed more: https://www.axa.co.uk/newsroom/media-releases/2020/brightmile-app-for-axa-fleets-during-lockdown/

                                   

 

 

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RoadNex Off Road Drivable Surface Detection

 

   

 

In this demo video, NEXYAD RoadNex algorithmes are challenged with very bad conditions : There is no wheel angle, off road with kind of white gravels, high light thru trees in the darkness of wood which bring lots of shadows on the trail. The result is pretty good the green highlighting shows where the vehicle is able to go!

 

 

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Hazard, Criticality and Risk in Road Safety

 

Meanings of those words are very different and it is very important to distinguish them:

. HAZARD indicates presence of POTENTIAL DANGER: if behind a door there are toxic materials, you write “HAZARD” on the door. But if the operator who opens the door has the appropriate helmet, he/she can do so at no RISK.

. CRITICALITY indicates a measurable level of DANGER. During a road accident, CRITICALITY is measured by “time to collision”, “probability of interception of trajectories”, etc.

. RISK indicates the absence of caution: if you put a glass near the edge of the table, you take a RISK. In this case HAZARD is the edge of the table. If the glass falls, at every moment you can measure CRITICALITY of the situation. If you have good reflexes, you can catch the glass. This is what AEB does for vehicles (ADAS). If you want to avoid breaking the glass without using reflexes, you put the glass away from the edge. In road safety, it’s the same, and NEXYAD has developed a real-time embedded software tool that measures “how far we are from the edge”. Applications are: alert driver, or act automatically on the driving behavior of the vehicle (ACC, Autonomous Driving). thereby improving the overall safety of users and the environment close to the traffic lanes.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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Gathering Computer Vision Detection with Prediction and Risk Assessment:
This is what we do!

 

Because most automotive engineers have no knowledge in Road Safety, they usually do not know that 75% of driving-risk come from a driving behaviour that is inadequate to infrastructure characteristics (geometry of curve, narrowness, pattern of intersection – angles, number of input and output lanes, functionality of infrastructure – pedestrian crossing, school zone, … -, road signs – traffic light, stop sign, …). So they focus on vehicle performance in passive safety (deformation of vehicle during a crash, safety belt, air bag, etc… and active safety, vehicle detection and reflexe : emergency braking (AEB). NEXYAD do not build cars, but as software company, we worked for 20 years with road safety experts and road infrastructure experts on 8 major scientific programs to acquire this specific knowledge. This is why our minimum viable product for road safety can run onboard on a smartphone or any other device, and reduces accident rate by 25% with only a map, accelerometers, and GNSS. This year we can add NEXYAD computer vision modules that bring other risk factors; ObstaNex which brings interdistance and presence of vulrenables, RoadNex which brings size of drivable surface, and VisiNex which detects lacks of visibility. This brings a complete onboard road safety platform: under deployment for telematics (fleets and insurers), ADAS, and Autonomous Vehicle. Available for cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, trams, and soon for bicycles and other vulnerable mobility systems. It is time to join modernity, and integrate our best technology into your valuable solutions, available everywhere…  

 

 

 

 

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SafetyNex: ADAS for Road Safety Using Map

 

Sometimes, accurate detection both by human perception and by sensors are not enough for road safety. Nexyad has worked on some use cases for which classical ADAS can’t help. So we have developed SafetyNex that reads and analyses the digital map (HERE, TOMTOM, OSM, etc.) in front of the vehicle
(4-5 seconds ahead) as a bird view to anticipate singularities of the road. Then SafetyNex allows to vocally alert drivers when they approach these singularities (curves, intersections, pedestrian crossing, etc…) in order, for them, to reduce speed and to lower risk of accident.   Of course, it is possible to equip vehicles with Adaptative Cruise Control (ACC) to reduce speed automatically before these singularities. As a reminder, road safety studies show that if speed is reduced of 1mph to the right moment, risk of accident is lowered of 4% to 6%. With SafetyNex alerts, drivers have time (at least 4 seconds) to reduce speed far more than 1mph.

 

See 2 use cases below :

 

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