ANTICIPATION VS NINJA REFLEXES FOR ADAS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING : IMPACT ON ACCIDENT
Automotive industry is currently integrating into vehicles high level automations systems : automatic emergency braking, line keeping, etc … Those systems are complex : complex to do, complex to integrate together (as A system of systems), complex to validate.
Impact on accident of those complex features is unfortunately not that big. Indeed, accident is rare (1 accident per 70 000 to 100 000 km in OCDE countries) and the tree of risk situations (see image) branches that need “ninja reflexes” do not represent that much cases …
That is why NEXYAD proposes SafetyNex as an anticipation system that copes with the problem of “never being in emergency situation”. Of course, SafetyNex is not perfect (as every module) and it is important to keep emergency modules in the loop for a valuable collaboration.
If you have a look on the scheme below, you can notice that accident rate reduction brought by SafetyNex (anticipation effect) is much higher than ninja reflexes modules.
NEXYAD is currently integrating modules including SafetyNex into autonomous véhicles … to be continued.