AN ISRAELI tech start-up has unveiled its plan for system which will warn riders of impending crashes.
RideVision’s CAT – Collision Aversion Technology – is a fusion of Artificial Intelligence (Neural Networks) and Computer Vision designed to seamlessly integrate with the motorcycles, utilizing only standard cameras as visual sensors.
The system recognizes and analyses only relevant threats without the need for expensive hardware and without disturbing the rider’s critical focus.
CAT footage analysis is built to use any sensors available on a motorcycle, significantly reducing production cost and providing freedom of modularity to manufacturers.
CAT and our continuous data analysis together give predictive vision with unprecedented, affordable road control and safety for every rider on any motorcycle.
“As we all know, our cars are increasingly becoming computers on four wheels packed with the latest and greatest technology to free the humankind from the mundane driving task, said founder Uri Lavi.
“However, while the cars innovation is soaring, there is a completely overlooked type of a vehicle on our roads – the two-wheel variety.
“The reason isn’t lack of market opportunity – motorcycles serve hundreds of millions of people as their transportation and recreation vehicle.
“The challenge has been technological. It’s technically challenging to provide any technology solution that adds cost, space or weight, or that requires multiple points of vision…. to a single, narrow motorcycle.
“The need is also compelling. While there has been some motorcycles’ intrinsic innovation, the fact remains that motorcycles are prone to sever accidents and fatalities. Riders, who have to possess better driving skills than drivers, need to receive the same opportunity to benefit from technology innovation.”