Netradyne announced the launch of an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solution trained for Indian road conditions as part of its Driveri™ platform. Driveri™ is a four-camera, vision-based system mounted on the vehicle windscreen that helps fleet managers recognize positive driver performance and enhance driver safety for commercial vehicles. Netradyne is the first company to launch a vision-based ADAS solution specifically trained for Indian road conditions.

Studies have shown that inattention within three seconds of an event is a major cause of accidents. In fact, this inattention has been shown to lead to over 2,000 fatalities in a report shared by the Government of India in 2015. Driveri™ (ADAS) provides real-time audio alerts to the driver in a vehicle when a collision is imminent. This helps the driver to gauge and take preventive action before any accident happens. In addition, Driveri™ (ADAS) also monitors and alerts the driver for drowsiness or inattention, conditions that can potentially lead to a collision resulting in major loss of life and property.

“India has a very poor road safety record with over four hundred thousand road accidents recorded last year. ADAS solutions specifically customized for the Indian road and driving conditions are the need of the hour and will play a significant role in making our roads safer,” said Avneesh Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Netradyne. “We believe that Driveri™ will immensely benefit the commercial vehicle segment in India. With the ADAS solution customized for the market we are able to provide valuable insights to commercial fleet operators on their most prized assets: drivers and fleet,” he added.

Driveri™ (ADAS) consists of multiple features that are designed to assist drivers. Several of these features are being adopted across global markets and India is catching up to global standards of safety. Rising global awareness of technological advancements has led to an upsurge in consumer demand for such innovative technologies which are capable of enhancing safety standards. In addition to accident prevention, Driveri’s™ ADAS solution helps educate and improve driver behavior and habits through regular feedback and monitoring.

Driveri™ is equipped with Quad-HD cameras that provide a view of the road similar to the driver’s perspective. The device uses NVIDIA’s Jetson TX1 TeraFLOP processor, which is capable of one trillion calculations per second. Using Netradyne’s world leading proprietary deep learning algorithms for video processing and NVIDIA’s cutting-edge hardware, Driveri™ can provide real time safety assistance to drivers and help avoid accidents.

Author: Sasangka Sarmah, SBD India