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Webinar: How AI & data analysis improves driver safety

Safety is a top priority for fleets, and artificial intelligence innovation is helping to increase driver safety, reduce risk and drive business profitability within fleets. 

Distracted driving is a huge risk for professional drivers and technology can proactively identify distracted driving, predict risk of collision, and help prevent an accident. AI combined with other in-cab technology can recognise patterns and help prevent collisions and distracted driving. Fleet driver skillsets are especially important in today’s world where litigation is often the norm in accidents involving professional drivers and equipment, even when truck drivers are not at fault.

Honda Sensing Elite – self-driving safety technologies

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Honda showcased its latest developments in communication and control technologies at the recent Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany. Features suites such as the Honda Sensing Elite is created with a vision towards zero road traffic fatalities. The level 3 autonomous driving capability was developed with the goal of removing human error from driving. The Traffic Jam Pilot system in particular enables the vehicle’s system to take over driving tasks from the driver where traffic is congested.

Local Solutions Could Help AI Developers Overcome Unsolved Safety Problems

The path towards autonomous, intelligent vehicles remains littered with obstacles and impediments, not least demands for safety. How can automakers and software developers ensure that safety is at the heart of future innovations in automotive AI?

Building safe AI systems is a very difficult problem, according to Stan Boland, Chief Executive of Five AI. The systems on which AI is built would always contain some element of error. 

Jan Becker, Chief Executive of Apex AI, agrees that an error-free AI system was essentially impossible. Because AI is a model that teaches a system how to react when given certain inputs, there would always be unknowns that were not available during the learning process. He says that although there will never be a perfectly safe solution, it will still be much safer than humans are today. 

Automatic Emergency Braking to Significantly Improve Road Safety

Image: Bosch Mobility Solutions

Research released by Bosch found that AEB technology could help decrease vehicle accidents by 35%. AEB takes over in specific instances to help avoid or mitigate an incident and to support safety for all road users.

The technology uses a forward-facing radar and camera sensors to monitor a vehicle’s path of travel in case of a potential collision.

Originally launched by Bosch in 2010 for the purpose of rear-end collisions, AEB has evolved to include detecting other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

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