An estimated 1.25 million people are involved in accidents every year, with an additional 20 to 50 million becoming injured or disabled due to road crashes, based on the Annual Global Road Crash Statistics. Although these incidents can be viewed as accidents, they are often predictable and preventable. As a result, several countries are imposing tougher laws regarding road safety such as regulating speed limits, raising awareness on safety practices while driving and on the streets, and so on.
Use of Autonomous Vehicles
We have seen parking sensors and obstacle detectors being equipped in vehicles to warn drivers earlier. Car companies like Hyundai, Subaru, and Mazda are using AI technology such as blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and other safety measures to help with road safety. With a fully automated vehicle, drivers will rely on AI for navigating, parking, and others. Soon we will see autonomous vehicles powered by AI technology to prevent further road accidents.
Self-Driving Car Safety On The Road
AI can act as the co-pilot in a vehicle by becoming more proficient in areas where human errors are bound to happen. Among these include cross-traffic detection, emergency control of the vehicle, and monitoring of blind spots. This reduces the risk of getting involved in car accidents when on the road.
Driver Monitoring and User Behavior
Aside from safety, AI can also be used for entertainment and other controls too. For example, AI can monitor your use of entertainment in your vehicle, such as the type of music that you play, the temperature in your vehicle, and even your seat’s position too. This makes traveling more enjoyable and convenient.
Cloud Services For Users
Another way that AI technology can help with the success of automated vehicles is the monitoring of the vehicle itself. The AI will monitor the condition of the vehicle which is useful for both predictive and prescriptive maintenance. This will also help drivers determine a warranty plan for their vehicle that will be cost-effective on their part.
AI technology plays a huge role in road safety, as is evidenced on the technology that are being used in cars today. In the long run, it is possible that we will soon ride driverless vehicles that will significantly reduce our risk on the road.