New safety solution targets increased driver awareness

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Nira Dynamics has equipped 80 vehicles with software for detecting road surface conditions in real time in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents.

Road surface information (RSI) developed by Nira continuously monitors the quality and tire grip level of the road surface without stereo cameras, adaptive suspension, or other expensive sensors. RSI determines the level of terrain, road roughness and friction using fusion-based algorithms, and integrates Infocar’s friction software, which plugs into the standard interface on passenger cars.

By integrating Infocar’s software, Nira is able to gather and distribute real-time road condition information and transmit it to a back-end cloud-server. In connecting RSI to a cloud service, road data can be distributed to other vehicles, enabling drivers to adapt their driving style or even change routes as they receive information about hazardous driving conditions.

March 22, 2016

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