Zoomcar Accelerates Focus on Driver and Road Safety with Netradyne’s Driveri™

Netradyne, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology focusing on driver and fleet safety, has announced its association with Zoomcar. Zoomcar has deployed Netradyne’s flagship product, Driveri, a vision-based driver recognition safety system, to improve road and driver safety for their fleet.

With the deployment of Driveri™, Netradyne aims at reducing the risk of accidents for Zoomcar’s fleet. The joint efforts are intended at providing a positive driving experience to Zoomcar’s customers. The device will alert customers during an at-risk driving situation, giving them enough reaction time to save an impending collision and inform them of a mistake which could be avoided in the future.

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2018-10-27T22:35:49+00:00October 27th, 2018|News|

A Trucking Firm Installs Cameras To Promote Driver Safety And The Drivers Like It? Preposterous!

There is a driver shortage. Driver pay is increasing rapidly after years of stagnation. Drivers have choices. So, it came as a great surprise to me when Dale Willis, the Vice President of Data Services at Netradyne, said that his company’s camera and AI-based analytics system, used to improve driver safety, is appreciated by truck drivers! In my experience, drivers do not like Big Brother. I was skeptical.

Media contacts for Netradyne did arrange a call with me with a driver, fleet safety executive, and safety training manager at Ward Transport and Logistics Corporation to attempt to confirm the outlandish allegation that drivers appreciated this technology. Ward Transport, a fourth-generation family owned company, primarily engages in less-than-truckload shipments.  They have a fleet of 600 vehicles.

The reason Ward Transport wants to expand to the rest of the fleet is that the system works well, it is the best video quality Mr. Dunn has seen. The camera, attached to the truck’s windshield, has cameras that face to the left and right, face forward, and face the driver. The cameras have a high enough resolution that in the event of an incident, reflected images picked up from the mirrors attached to the side of the truck can in many instances be viewed to determine what happened beside the vehicle.

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2018-10-13T23:15:22+00:00October 13th, 2018|News|

Artificial Intelligence in India [Documentary]

Source: Analytics India Magazine

Here’s the first trailer for our upcoming documentary on Artificial Intelligence in India. Today we spend more time behind the wheels then we would have a few years back. In Cities like Banglore where the roads are shrinking and number of vehicles increasing exponentially the situation is even worse. We already convey distance in terms of time rather than Kms. On an average, a person spends 3-4 hours a day behind the wheel. While we all are struggling to claim our share of the downtrodden roads we fight with a variety of stakeholders ranging from stray cows to speeding Taxi drivers.

2018-09-30T21:12:35+00:00September 30th, 2018|News|

Easy Money: Driver Bonuses, Safety Go Hand-in-Hand for Vascor Transport

Vascor Transport

Since its earliest days in a new country, the northwest corner of Ohio has always been a manufacturing hub. Today the region is dominated by auto manufacturers and suppliers. And that business – along with their demand for just-in-time parts deliveries, is the bread and butter of Vascor Transport, a regional-haul fleet based in Georgetown, Kentucky, right on the Ohio border.

The bulk of the fleet concentrates on regional hauls to and from automotive parts suppliers east of the Mississippi River, according to Chris DeRose, vice president of operations for Vascor, including regular routes into Indiana, Virginia, and northern Alabama.

Because of the wealth of information Vascor gets from Driveri, DeRose and his team were able to expand their driver pay bonuses to include operational bonuses.

“We wanted to increase driver pay, but we also wanted to get something in return for that commitment,” DeRose says. “Driveri gives us the tools to do this. As a result, we’re a safer fleet, and we can offer our drivers up to $3,900 a year in bonus pay. This year, that will work out to around $500,000. But if we get safer, have fewer accidents with no third-party lawsuit claims and burn less fuel – who knows? Maybe in a few years we’ll have $1 million in bonus money we’ll be able to pay out over the course of a year.”

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2018-09-10T02:41:57+00:00September 9th, 2018|News|

The 10 computer vision startups you need to watch out for

Computer vision combines machine learning, data processing, and AI to develop innovative solutions that find use cases on a daily basis.

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words – and computer vision could perhaps make it worth much more.

A field of computer science that works to help computers see, identify, and process images much like human vision does, computer vision offers endless and exciting possibilities. Closely linked with Artificial Intelligence, computer vision also provides the appropriate output that exceeds the limitations of the human eye.

Computer vision combines elements of machine learning, data processing, and analytics. It is fundamentally about processing images and coming up with use-case models. For example, in a typical driving scenario, the sudden appearance of an object in front of the vehicle could have multiple results. But in a computer vision-enabled scenario, these possibilities are minimized as the object is noticed much before the human eye can.

In India, a significant number of computer vision startups are engaged in processing images whose use-cases are being deployed in eCommerce, medicine, security, transportation, industrial automation, security, etc.

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2018-09-13T22:50:46+00:00August 23rd, 2018|News|

Using #AI and computer vision, Netradyne aims to make #driving a safer experience

The start-up’s name is a hat tip to its Indo-Western roots — ‘netra’ stands for the ‘eye’ or ‘vision’ and ‘dyne’ is ‘force’ in Greek — and translates to the power of vision.  Netradyne’s innovation helps fleet managers assign a driving score, identify errant drivers and coach them as well as set incentives to reward good drivers. This is made possible through Netradyne’s ‘GreenZone Driver Score’. A sophisticated dashboard shows up on the screen — that can be used by fleet managers to sift through the data uploaded by Driveri and take action accordingly.

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2018-08-17T21:40:04+00:00August 17th, 2018|News|

The Big Rig Biz Meets Big Data, Tech

Digital Opportunities beyond Compliance

With ELD solutions serving as a technological entry point, trucking operations are exposed to a number of niche digital opportunities that can drive efficiencies and improve fleet safety. Companies like Netradyne focus on highly intelligent dash cams to monitor and manage driver performance, provide safety alerts, and expedite accident handling. [by Pat Nolan | 08/07/2018]

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2018-08-08T23:07:49+00:00August 7th, 2018|News|

Driver safety is ‘all talk’ with this AI real-time road coach

With so much info coming at you while you’re on the road, another device seems like the last thing that would help.  But San Diego-based startup Netradyne wants its Driveri™ camera to help you drive better by actually monitoring how you drive — and giving you feedback. Using AI to teach its platform how to respond to situations on the road, the company works with fleets and commercial drivers.  It tracks driving and behavior in real-time and gives in-the-moment advice for dangerous situations.

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2018-08-08T23:26:37+00:00August 3rd, 2018|News|

Trucks Shift Into Higher Gear With New Technology

From tires to cabs, big rigs are getting smarter with new systems aimed at getting trucks to run safer, more efficiently and with lower operating costs.

Technology firms, including Netradyne — have designed camera systems that record both the driver and the road to capture video of dangerous incidents and provide coaching and analysis of driver actions.

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2018-08-05T05:38:29+00:00July 25th, 2018|News|