This Israel-based AI startup brings edge-based computer vision solutions to eliminate the dangers of distracted driving

With about 500,000 truck-related accidents occurring in the United States every year and with trucking firmly established as the nation’s deadliest industry, the need for life-saving technologies to prevent accidents is critical. Other AAA research shows that 21% of fatal collisions are due to fatigue. As automobiles become increasingly autonomous, the need for driver monitoring systems increases. Currently, the driver is solely responsible for driving and distractions are a problem.

cipia, an Israel-based smart sensing solutions company, provides solutions for the embedded environment using edge-based computer vision and artificial intelligence. They understand:

1. Driver sense – a driver monitoring system (DMS) that tracks drivers and their statistics in real time

2. Cabin sensean internal occupancy and monitoring system (OMS) that monitors the entire environment of the car, and

3.Cipia FS10video telematics and driver monitoring device (TSP) from a fleet and telematics system provider.

These three ideas were created with the aim and claim to improve safety and the experience in the car.

Cipia focuses on vehicle interior settings. Seat occupancy, posture, child seats and whether or not you are wearing a seatbelt are all detected by the system. It can also see objects such as luggage and phones and determine passenger attributes such as age and gender. Cipia was born to symbolize the vision and sensing capabilities of corporate intelligence and was inspired by the occipital lobe of our brain, which interprets what we perceive into an understanding of the surrounding environment.

Cipia’s computer vision system is said to be such that AI understands the optimization of low-power processing requirements and the ability to integrate the solution into a variety of contexts, ranging from simple systems based on the ARM processor to complex NPUs.

The software-based driver monitoring system, Driver Sense, claims to track driver status in real time. It monitors characteristics such as gaze vector, blink rate, and eye opening for indicators of fatigue and distraction using AI and computer vision.

Driver Sense can detect the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Distraction
  • Use of a seat belt
  • Registered drivers are recognized.
  • Using a cell phone
  • Smoking
  • Put on a face mask

Cipia also offers the Cipia-FS10, a fleet-wide driver monitoring device and video telematics device that helps keep roads safe. Telemetry allows fleet management to track the behavior of all drivers in the fleet. If the system detects a problem, it can send alerts to drivers and fleet managers, helping to prevent potentially dangerous circumstances and accidents.

The company recently announced that it has reached an agreement to integrate its DMS into two new Chinese car models. This connection will make advanced driver safety systems smarter, like lane change assist, emergency braking and lane departure warnings.

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