Foresight Completed a Cellular-based V2X Trial
5 June, 2018
Eye-Net is a V2X cellular-based accident prevention solution, designed to provide pre-collision alerts in real time to pedestrians and vehicles by using smartphones
Foresight has successfully completed a controlled trial of its Eye-Net accident prevention solution done in the city of Ashdod, Israel. Eye-Net is a V2X cellular-based accident prevention solution, designed to provide pre-collision alerts in real time to pedestrians and vehicles by using smartphones and relying on existing cellular networks.
The trial was conducted at a central intersection in Ashdod, a city in the center of Israel, and was carried out in collaboration with NoTraffic Ltd., which develops traffic management systems for cities based on a network of sensors deployed at intersections with traffic lights. Supervision was provided by BWR (Blue and White Robotics) as part of the Ashdod Smart Mobility Living Lab project, and the trial was carried out with the support of the Ministry of Transport and the Ayalon Highway company.
In the first part of the trial, several accident-simulated scenarios including vehicles and/or a pedestrian were performed. In all cases, the parties were using the Eye-Net application installed on their cellular phones and received real-time alerts in order to prevent a collision. The second part of the trial tested the integration of Eye-Net with NoTraffic’s smart infrastructure system in accident-simulated scenarios where only one of the vehicles involved was connected to the Eye-Net system. NoTraffic’s system, which was installed at the intersection, identified the non-connected driver or pedestrian using a smart sensor, and transmitted the information to the driver using the Eye-Net system, in order to prevent a collision.
Haim Siboni, CEO of Foresight, said that the integration with the NoTraffic system enabled Foresight to examine a variety of realistic scenarios. “We intend to continue the development process in order to achieve extensive exposure for our company’s unique, life-saving technology.” Tal Kreisler, CEO of NoTraffic, said the trial was a breakthrough in the field of smart transportation. “It presents, for the first time, a collaboration between infrastructure. This is a significant milestone. The scenarios demonstrated in the trial are based on recent fatal accidents of connected and autonomous vehicles.”
How it Works
The Eye-Net V2X (vehicle to everything) cellular-based accident prevention solution is designed to provide real-time pre-collision alerts to pedestrians and vehicles. The phone is aware of its location and constantly transmits it to Eye-Net servers. These servers send the location of other devices in the vicinity to each device, effectively making each device aware of the road users around it. The Eye-Net application constantly searches for potential collisions, and once an oncoming collision is detected, immediate visual and audio alerts are sent out to all users involved.
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