NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #24, November 22th, 2018
NEXYAD Deep Tech Startup : AI and XAI onboard real time software modules for road safety applicable to ADAS, Autonomous Driving, Car Insurance, Fleet Management, and new Smart Mobility Services.
ON A REGULAR COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
CAR DETECTION WITH OBSTANEX ON A REGULAR COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE : LOW DEPLOYMENT COST, LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION, LESS HEAT, etc.
Here is a snapshot of car detection using RoadNex.
The big differenciation of ObstaNex is that is runs on a regular computer architecture (on a smartphone for instance) : no need for a heavy computing system. It is then much cheaper for mass volume deployment (new cars and aftermarket), because heavy computing architectures bring computing speed, but also high deployment cost, Energy consumption, heat, etc … not that good for onboard systems.
FREE SPACE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE WHEEL ON SHORT DISTANCE (URBAN DRIVING APPLICATION) : ON A REGULAR COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE IN REAL TIME
RoadNex Short (free space detection in front of the car) runs on regular computer architectures (even on a smartphone). This module is made for fast sensor fusion with lidar and radar.
It works even on dusty roads, stones (image below), cobblestones, etc …
RoadNex brings interpretation (drivable surface), telemeter (radar; lidar, …) brings measurement precision (in mm).
No need for a big computer (it means deployment cost reduction).
This disrupts some electronics architectures big firms that try to convince car manufacturers to put their computers Inside cars, but they do not bring only computing efficiency (they do), they also bring additional cost, weight, heat, integration room need, etc …
RoadNex runs on a regular ARM chip (for instance) and may be the next generation solution.
The next generation autonomous POD (Shuttle) MILLA made by ISFM uses RoadNex and will be shown at CES Las Vegas in Jan 2019.
Come to see it.
MOBILY-CITÉS INTEGRATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY – PARIS 9 NOVEMBRE 2018
Smart Mobility in 2018
Mobility is the cornerstone of contemporary societies and the changes underway will profoundly transform our uses and our movements.
Valued by our society, travel, in addition to being a social integration link, represents a freedom or a pleasure that can just as much be a servitude and source of exhaustion.
The LOTI Act of 1982 has led to focus on the centers of agglomeration, the stakes of today now focus on the peripheries low density and delivered to the car for 95% of trips.
You want to measure the efficiency of your autonomous Driving system in terms of road safety ? Not easy with the regular validation methods : observing the number of km without accident is NOT the key. Indeed, accident is very rare for human driver anyway : on OCDE countries, 1 accident every 70 000 or 100 000 km (depending on the country), and on average 3 death every billion km !
We bring a way to build a metric between YOUR system and better human drivers … using our real time Driving risk assessment module SafetyNex.
A new solution for you to imagine validation process.
OF REAL TIME DRIVING RISK ASSESSMENT
FLEETS CAN TAKE BIG ADVANTAGE OF REAL TIME DRIVING RISK ASSESSMENT : MORE PROFIT, LESS PERSONAL INJURIES, AWARDS FOR SAFER DRIVERS, etc.
SafetyNex is now under deployment by fleet managers :
. alerting drivers BEFORE danger can reduce accident rate by 20% : this is money for the fleet, and also less personal injuries and death
. risk profiles at the end of every trip can be used to deploy serious games : awards and coupons for safer drivers
. risk information sharing : if one driver took a big risk at a given area, then it is possible to automatically warn all the other drivers during a few minutes about a potential danger at this area : “stay vigilant”
Two kinds of fleet managers :
. Professional fleet management companies
. Internal fleet managers of big firms
. for the commercial fleet for instance
. for every employee through Corporate Social Responsability budget
Those ongoing deployments will make big money and will save lives at the same time.
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.
AUTONOMY & THE URBAN MOBILITY SUMMIT
AUTONOMY & THE URBAN MOBILITY SUMMIT at PARIS – 18-20 OCTOBER PARIS GRANDE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE
The 2018 show was the Opportunity to see new mobility engines and solutions.
of THE MONDIAL PARIS MOTOR SHOW
Reporter expert in technology for FRANCE INFO, Gérard Feldzer made the summary of high-tech best inventions of this Mondial Paris Motor Show 2018 and talked about NEXYAD real time Driving risk assessment module that can alert driver when risk rises too much and then reduce accident rate by 20%.
at MONDIAL.TECH in PARIS
Groupement ADAS on their booth at MONDIAL.TECH.
Many good contacts for NEXYAD : potential OEMs, and other kinds of integrators for our 4 Artificial Intelligence software modules :
. SafetyNex : real time Driving risk assessment
. VisiNex : detection of lacks of visibility (fog, rain, sand, snow, …)
. RoadNex : detection of road borders and detection of free space
. ObstaNex : detection of obstacles (cars, …)
NEXYAD CEO speech at “Université des savoirs” of ORANGE Goup : Artificial Intelligence for Automotive
Gérard Yahiaoui talk on front of more than 120 head représentatives of ORANGE Group, october 4th in Clamart.
. What is Artificial Intelligence ?
. Techniques developed by AI Researchers
. Different between AI and Complex Automation
. Business Models of AI in big companies
. Example of SafetyNex (Real Time Driving Risk Assessment)
. Autonomous Vehicle
. Vocal Driving Assessment
. Customers Acquisition
2018 WORLD AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE
ECOSYSTEM CONFERENCE at SHANGHAI
NEXYAD was kindly invited by ROSEDALE Products Engineering a Chinese Company to participate to this large event. We could discover the strongness of Chinese Automotive industry not well known in Europe, and appreciate kindness of officials of the organisation and chinese people in general. Many contacts were made for future business.
Nexyad at INSA ROUEN for pedagogic chair
on intellignet connected vehicle
NEXYAD presented the story of professors, researchers and research engineers who decided to set up a company together (NEXYAD), and the result : 3 artificial perception software components, and a unique real time Driving risk software component, all Under integration by OEMs, Tier One Companies, Final Users, … NEXYAD will describe theoretical and practical aspects of those software componants in the next courses.
at the INTEMPORA TECHDAY in Paris
This congress organized by INTEMPORA was impressive and gathered the French community of ADAS and Autonomous Driving around demos and presentations. Congrats to INTEMPORA.
New Scientific Paper Accepted
“All-weather vision for automotive safety : which spectral band ?”
22nd Int. Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2018).
“Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and Shared Road Vehicles” BERLIN, 11-12 September 2018 Authors : N. Pinchon1, O. Cassignol2, A. Nicolas2, F. Bernardin3, P. Leduc4, J-P. Tarel5, R. Brémond5, E. Bercier6, J. Brunet7
1: VALEO, 34 rue Saint André 93012 Bobigny Cedex, France
2: SAFRAN E&D, 21 Avenue du Gros chêne 95610 Éragny Sur Oise, France
3: CEREMA, 8-10 rue Bernard Palissy 63017 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 2, France
4: CEA / Léti – 17 rue des Martyrs – 38054 Grenoble cedex 9, France
5: Université Paris-Est, IFSTTAR, 14-20 Boulevard Newton, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France
6: ULIS, 364 Route de Valence, Actipole – CS 10027 – 38113 Veurey-Voroize, France
7: NEXYAD, 95 Rue Pereire 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
at Finance & Innovation Congress in Paris
SafetyNex Real Time Driving Risk Assessment is used by car insurers to alert driver and to reduce accident rate by 20%, including personal injuries. The ROI of SafetyNex is then very easy to calculate and it is phenomenal !
CEO of NEXYAD (also Vice President of the French research cluster for mobility « MOV’EO ») was discussing today at a round table with Delphine GENY-STEPHANN, French State Secretary (Minister) of Industry. This took place at MOV’EO headquarters location in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy, and it was about the future of French research clusters.
It’s been a very interesting information and points of view exchange session.
Thanks to Madame la Ministre.
NEXYAD is starting a new image capture campaign in the summer heat of Paris suburb.