A primary focus of the automotive industry is safety—from OEMs to ADAS/Maps/Navigation, etc. providers bring up-to-date services to drivers and beyond (e.g. governments, 3rd party agencies). Because of the demand from consumers and automakers, car sensors and ADAS systems are becoming smarter and more enhanced. ADAS systems have developed various forms of driver-assistance features, including:
However, even the most intelligent ADAS systems are limited in what they can see and detect on the route ahead with sensors in unpredictable driving conditions. For instance, when there’s a large truck in front of you, during a severe rain or snow storm, or even a road after a corner.
Additionally, vehicle sensors lack in extensive range (they reach only a couple of hundred meters), which presents a small window of reaction time before an alert; this is a problem when you are driving on highways at a cruising speed.
A solution to this problem is to leverage the power of crowdsourcing by collecting and processing car sensors to derive real-time insight about upcoming road hazards. The overall goal of this technology is to use this data to inform other drivers who will encounter the hazards on their route.
Telenav is working precisely on providing such a crowd-sourcing based solution to our partners and clients.
Research and statistics show:
Combining these figures with sensors found in most cars today (such as Speed, ABS, Traction Control, Windshield Wipers, Lights, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Suspension), Telenav chose to assist the driver in overcoming these hazards first:
We are building our product by means of two methods:
Telenav believes that good driver assistance is provided only when needed and in a way the driver can quickly and easily understand; this promotes safety and prevents distraction.
We will provide assistance, via Telenav’s Navigation system, in 3 commands:
The key difference and benefit of RoadSense™ is that crowdsourcing data provides more accurate and real-time information (all vehicle sensors and no human error).This is a potential game changer, leading to huge improvements in safety and driving experience.
Our vision on Roadsense™ has always been to make connected driving safer and smarter and to improve safety by crowdsourcing, to leverage the power of every car driving on the road, so that everyone can benefit.