Bengaluru, December 7, 2017
Netradyne, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT systems, has today announced the launch of an advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solution trained for Indian road conditions as part of its Driveri platform. Driveri is a four-camera, vision-based system mounted on the vehicle windscreen that helps fleet managers recognise positive driver performance and enhance driver safety for commercial vehicles. Netradyne is the first company to launch a vision-based ADAS solution specifically trained for Indian road conditions.
Studies have shown that inattention within three seconds of an event is a major cause of accidents. In fact, this inattention has been shown to lead to over 2,000 fatalities in a report shared by the Government of India in 2015. Driveri provides real-time audio alerts to the driver in a vehicle when a collision is imminent. This helps the driver to gauge and take preventive action before any accident happens. In addition, Driveri also monitors and alerts the driver for drowsiness or inattention, conditions that can potentially lead to a collision resulting in major loss of life and property.
"India has a very poor road safety record with over four hundred thousand road accidents recorded last year. ADAS solutions specifically customised for the Indian road and driving conditions are the need of the hour and will play a significant role in making our roads safer," said Avneesh Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Netradyne. "We believe that Driveri will immensely benefit the commercial vehicle segment in India. With the ADAS solution customised for the market we are able to provide valuable insights to commercial fleet operators on their most prized assets: drivers and fleet," he added.
Driveri consists of multiple features that are designed to assist drivers. Several of these features are being adopted across global markets and India is catching up to global standards of safety. Rising global awareness of technological advancements has led to an upsurge in consumer demand for such innovative technologies which are capable of enhancing safety standards. In addition to accident prevention, Driveri's ADAS solution helps educate and improve driver behavior and habits through regular feedback and monitoring.
Driveri is equipped with Quad-HD cameras that provide a view of the road similar to the driver's perspective. The device uses NVIDIA's Jetson TX1 TeraFlop processor, which is capable of one trillion calculations per second. Using Netradyne's world leading proprietary deep learning algorithms for video processing and NVIDIA's cutting-edge hardware, Driveri can provide real time safety assistance to drivers and help avoid accidents.
"With GPU Computing, Netradyne's ADAS solution will enable vehicles to perform extremely complex sensor fusion with a four-camera, vision-based system - leading to more accuracy and substantially reducing missed detections and false alarms. With Netradyne, we foresee to transform safety in all aspects for Indian roads," said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, NVIDIA -South Asia.
In addition to ADAS, the Driveri platform provides the fleet managers with a comprehensive view of their driver's activity through a blend of positive driving notifications and best practice identification in real time. This helps the fleet managers in rewarding and providing proper guidance and coaching opportunities to the drivers.