Traffic accidents claim over a million lives per year. Ranked eighth among the leading causes of death worldwide, it is the leading cause of death for 5 to 29-year-olds. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders amount to half of the total number of casualties brought by road traffic crashes.
The sad thing is that these accidents could have been avoided with responsible and proper driving. Countries around the globe are working to create and enact laws to prevent or mitigate the damage from road crashes. Technology is also finding its way to assist in this endeavor.
The Future of Road Safety
Netradyne, a tech startup company based in the US, is working with several car manufacturers to create a ‘car network.’ Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the company’s Driveri system allows fleet managers to monitor their vehicle’s status on the road. Accessible through different mediums, the system provides real-time alerts and up to date information.
In a nutshell, the system gets information from each vehicle and feeds it to the fleet manager via a cloud interface. Powerful cameras are installed on each car, producing high-quality videos that can be used for performance reviews or claim disputes. Additionally, the Driveri system also includes several sensors like gyro, LTE, GPS, as well as an accelerometer. A central processor manages all these processes, analyzing and determining possible outcomes to avoid any untoward events.
Building the Positive Habit
One way Driveri is chipping in on the mission to lower vehicular accidents is by encouraging positive driving habits. According to the company’s CEO Avneesh Agrawal, the system intends to identify and reduce events of unsafe driving. It also aims to recognize and record positive driving habits the drivers have, letting fleet managers know these improvements. Empowering drivers leads to them becoming part of the solution, instead of adding to the already significant problem.
Getting Additional Security
While technology does a lot in providing road safety, there will be instances that untoward events can happen. In times like these, having insurance protection can save a lot in terms of expenses. Vehicle owners having car insurance will have coverage for repairs or replacements due to an accident. On the flip side, having health or life insurance would take care of costs in the event of hospitalization or death.
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