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Israeli tech companies partner to reduce accidents

NoTraffic and Eye-Net Mobile are joining forces to enable communication between drivers and city infrastructure to assist at blind spots and increase safety at intersections.

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NoTraffic's technology is helping to prepare the way for the connected and autonomous era
NoTraffic's technology is helping to prepare the way for the connected and autonomous era

Autonomous traffic management platform developer NoTraffic has announced a partnership agreement with cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) specialist Eye-Net Mobile to allow drivers to communicate with city infrastructure to reduce accidents.

 

The partnership will include using NoTraffic’s traffic management data to assist at blind spots.

The companies will work together to integrate their capabilities and offer them to cities that have adopted the NoTraffic platform.

 

Successful trial

 

The partnership is a result of a successful trial conducted with both companies to demonstrate the benefits of communication between vehicle to infrastructure, to cover drivers’ blind spots, increase safety and reduce accidents.

 

Both technologies were integrated to demonstrate several accident prevention scenarios at an intersection. During the first phase of the trial, the NoTraffic platform, which was managing the traffic flow at the intersection, detected a vehicle which was about to run a red light.

 

As a driver was approaching the intersection, the Eye-Net application installed on the driver’s mobile device received real-time alerts notifying them of a potential collision by the vehicle that was running the red light.

 

In the second phase, NoTraffic’s system identified a pedestrian that was jumping into the road in an area that had a blocked line of sight for the driver approaching. This information was transmitted to the driver, who received the alert using the Eye-Net application and managed to stop just in time to avoid a collision. In both cases, drivers received real-time alerts and were able to brake on time, preventing any accidents.

 

“Intersections are still one of the most challenging traffic bottlenecks and serve as the location for 40 per cent of traffic accidents”

 

“While the technology surrounding us is constantly evolving and improving almost every aspect of our life, the urban environment has been neglected," said Tal Kreisler, CEO of NoTraffic. "Intersections are still one of the most challenging traffic bottlenecks and serve as the location for 40 per cent of traffic accidents.”

 

“NoTraffic’s technology demonstrates a significant breakthrough in the field of communications between road users and traffic infrastructure, bridging the gap between the connected and non-connected road users.

 

“Our partnership with Eye-Net Mobile allows us to harness the layer of data collected by our platform in order to provide drivers with better situational awareness of their blind spots as they approach an intersection, creating a much more efficient and safer experience for all road users.”

 

Dror Elbaz, COO and deputy CEO of Eye-Net Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foresight Autonomous Holdings, which designs and develops sensor systems for the automotive industry, said the cooperation will enable accident prevention at junctions by sharing real-time information between intelligent traffic lights and connected road users.

 

Elbaz added: “We believe that the combined solution will be adopted by municipalities and smart cities worldwide seeking to promote smart transportation and reduce the number of accidents in urban environments.”

 

 

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