New mobile app to prevent pedestrian accidentsAugust 18, 2020
The SkyDeck startup, with the support of the University of California at Burkeley, is developing a software package that will provide an opportunity to prevent pedestrian accidents.
The software installed on the smartphone analyzes the location, speed and trajectories of cars and pedestrians and informs users in advance about the risk of collision.
The artificial intelligence algorithm processes the information received from several sources simultaneously and can quickly predict the probability of trajectory intersection. All information about users will be anonymous and encrypted, the developers say.
In case of danger, a warning will come to the smartphones of both potential participants in the accident. If the application is built into the car system, then it is capable, for example, of activating a horn or flashing headlights to warn a pedestrian or apply the brakes and stop the car.
The app’s creators refer to it as the “digital seat belt”.
In addition, it was recently noted that a Bugatti Chiron car caused a massive accident while trying to overtake a Porsche 911. As a result of the incident, one person required hospitalization, and four cars would need repairs at once.
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