Modern car safety technology has gotten very good about warning drivers before they hit other cars. This startup wants to add warnings before you hit people.
It’s one common scenario in car crashes: a pedestrian approaches an intersection, hidden from an oncoming driver by a building or trees, and steps off the curb. The driver can’t stop in time. It’s a problem that new sensors on vehicles can’t avoid, since someone behind a building isn’t any more visible to a sensor than to the person behind the wheel.
New technology now in development aims to use mobile phones to help. The tech uses new AI—designed to be embedded in phones and cars—to predict an accident before it happens. “We have a mathematical model that resides in the mobile phone that has the ability to predict human behavior several seconds ahead,” says Gabi Ofir, CEO of Visiblezone, the Israel-based startup building the technology.
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