Tactile mobility presents the first virtual crush sensor
Tactile Mobility, the leading tactile data and virtual sensing technology company, has announced the launch of its first virtual crash sensor solution offering vehicles the ability to identify in real time an initial crash of an object and ‘prevent a complete overwrite overwrite.
The software-only solution uses ‘sense of touch’ technology to detect a variety of objects on the road of different heights, sizes, shapes and materials – both organic and hard – such as a human body, debris from the road. the road and other objects. The virtual sensor then prevents the vehicle from rolling over the object, which could harm human life or damage the vehicle. The virtual safety level sensor will be added to the touch processor platform, which already includes the company’s suite of virtual sensors such as grip estimation, tire health, surface detection, vehicle health and more.
According to NHTSA hundreds of children are killed and thousands are injured each year in off-road accidents in parking lots, driveways and private roads. Virtual crash sensors in autonomous vehicles and vehicles with ADAS systems can help reduce fatalities by sending signals to those vehicles that alert the car and driver at distinct stages of the crash. The new virtual sensor will activate another critical safety feature, allowing vehicles to sense the road, identify the type of material under their tires and alert in the event of an initial crash, preventing vehicles from rolling over objects which could result in a fatal incident.
“Tactile Mobility is always looking to create solutions that make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable for everyone,” said Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of Tactile Mobility. “Now, for the first time, the automotive industry will have access to an affordable in-car software solution that allows vehicles to identify what they might be driving on and avoid potentially fatal accidents, a critical step in vehicle development. autonomous. We are already working with renowned OEMs to bring the technology to the mass market and we look forward to expanding our collaboration to integrate this safety sensor into autonomous vehicles of all levels to ensure road and automobile safety for all.
Three out of four Americans are afraid of driving in fully autonomous vehicles. In order for the general public to trust autonomous vehicles, they must be much safer than vehicles controlled by humans. To achieve this, they must react to vehicle-road dynamics just like – or better than – human drivers; they must be able not only to “see” the road ahead, but also to “feel” the road friction, roughness, curves, slopes, difficulties and objects on the roads under their tires. Crash sensors allow vehicles to sense the road and react to obstacles, hazards and vulnerable objects, greatly reducing damage.
Tactile Mobility is a global leader in tactile and data sensing software solutions. Its solutions consist of an on-board module residing on one of the vehicle’s computers and the cloud-based system. The company’s software collects first-rate data collected from non-visual sensors built into vehicles, including wheel speed, wheel angle, rpm, paddle position, gear position, and then analysis to provide actionable insights in real time. This information provides a clear and highly accurate description and analysis of the ever-changing condition of vehicles, roads and vehicle-road dynamics. Data insight is beneficial in many industries due to its availability, accuracy and quality – from planning and managing roads to monitoring tire condition and wear, and even for insurance purposes.
About tactile mobility:
Tactile mobility enables the next phase of mobility development by leveraging existing vehicle sensors and artificial intelligence to equip vehicles with the missing sense of “touch” – for the first time in history. By generating, collecting and processing data from existing on-board sensors on the vehicle, the road and the environment, Tactile Mobility enables OEMs, level 1 suppliers, insurers and city maintenance and planning departments to offer their customers innovative products, efficiency and performance as well as a safe driving experience – according to their specific objectives. Tactile Mobility was co-founded in 2012 by Boaz mizrachi, Yossi Shiri and Alex ackerman and is already working with several OEMs including BMW. The company is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.