According to the CDC, about 6,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in 2016, amounting to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours. In tandem with this startling statistic is the equally alarming realization that within the same year, 20% of children under 15 years old who were killed in car crashes were pedestrians.
What can we learn from this data? There is clearly a disconnect between driver perception and the presence of pedestrians. Admittedly, a significant percentage of these traffic-related accidents were in some way accompanied by driver or pedestrian intoxication. Still, the risk of hitting a pedestrian, whether it be due to poor driving visibility or sudden movements and slow reflexes, is one that can be prevented.
Speedir™ hopes to close the gap between driving perception and traffic safety through their AI-equipped thermal cameras. You can read about our infrared technology separately through our Thermal Imaging Platform page here. The key companion is our artificial intelligence (AI) equipped models; thermal cameras paired with AI software that provide the most thorough points of perception a driver could need.
How does AI enhance the safety of your driving? While our cameras see things that you cannot, our software reacts to those subjects. For example, if a Speedir™ Thermal Camera picks up on a pedestrian hurrying across the street, the accompanying AI software will give an audible alert. We call this an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). That way, you’re never driving in the dark.
Take control of your driving perception by checking out our products. For more information on our thermal imaging or artificial intelligence platforms, feel free to explore our website at speedir.com or contact us at email@example.com.