Artificial Intelligence Helps Prevent Pedestrian AccidentsSeptember 18, 2019
What if our mobile phones could prevent car accidents? That is the question researchers are tackling as they contemplate novel ways to stop crashes involving pedestrians. Not surprising given their widespread use, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are taking center stage in the race to reduce avoidable collision fatalities.
In plenty of accident scenarios where a car hits a walker or runner, the driver claims that the pedestrian was simply not noticeable in time. For instance, a jogger might start to run from behind a building. Although the jogger may think the coast is clear, the car is closing in on the same spot. By the time the driver sees the jogger, the driver may not be able to brake in time, even while traveling at or below the speed limit. It is difficult for the driver to know that the jogger is coming. Yet, technology experts claim that AI-boosted signals could warn both the pedestrian and driver well before a crash.
How AI can Save Pedestrians from Collisions
Predictive AI could be the answer to protecting pedestrians. As algorithms learn a pedestrian’s desired path, they can detect when danger could be at bay. As an example, the jogger’s phone might suspect that they would likely run into potential traffic in a certain location. Upon realizing the possibility of a collision, the AI system would then send out a warning notification without requiring any cellular connection to car systems that also have the embedded technology. This is especially beneficial for cars to receive the signal in areas congested with signal issues, since they do not require cellular connection. The driver would then know of a potential problem with enough reaction time.
Considerations About AI-Powered Lifesaving Platforms
Although the idea for an AI-powered lifesaving software is still in the exploratory stages, it has been met with great interest. Whether it will become a widely accepted way to cut down on the millions of traffic injuries and deaths that happen each year remains to be seen. Yet, its principle has intrigued technology experts who would like to include it in all vehicles and phone types.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Advocate for Pedestrians Injured in Car Accidents
Until this prototype becomes a mainstay across Maryland and the rest of the country, pedestrians will still be at risk. If you were hurt in a collision with a car, truck, or SUV, consider contacting the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. Call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.
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