AI in Automobiles? It Goes Way Beyond Driverless Cars in 2019!
By Saheli Roy Chowdhuri
As companies like Google and Tesla have really upped the buzz around Artificial Intelligence and driverless cars in 2018, it is time to see how 2019 is going to be. Many corporations are now working on the development of many more sophisticated uses of AI in the automotive industry. Predictably, in the new year, AI can do much more than drive. The coming year may see AI helping the driver in driving more safely, connecting your vehicle with other devices, giving alerts when the vehicle is in danger and more. Let’s see how AI in automobiles will make your ride much more intelligent.
Helping the Driver stay alert
Imagine going back home after a tough and stressful day at work. You’ve been driving for 16 hours, and the traffic on the way back is as terrible as ever. Because of this, your eyelids keep getting droopy. Seems like a common occurrence with any millennial or middle-aged person residing in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, or Hyderabad? It may be common, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Such behavior causes lakhs of accidents every year across India.
Other common behaviour observed among drivers are texting and driving, not responding to emergency road situations. This keeps happening when someone suddenly comes in front of the vehicle, and speed up the vehicle when the signal is about to turn red. All these can be detrimental for the driver.
AI and Deep Learning tools can scan a driver’s face and detect anomalies in their body language. By checking their head and eye positions, the AI based tool will understand if the driver is not paying attention or is looking away from the road. Based on how the AI has been configured, it can do things ranging from giving the driver a warning or sending a message to his/her family.
Preventing Car Thefts
People who are stuck in traffic jams or waiting at the traffic signals may keep focused on what’s happening behind them. Day in and day out, one of the most common complaints that traffic police personnel receive is that of car components or good inside the car getting lifted while the driver was still inside. By detecting any additional hands inside the vehicle, the AI tool will immediately alert the driver or even better, roll up the windows automatically and send an alert to the nearest traffic police, thereby leaving the thief stuck until the police comes.
Sometimes being stranded in the middle of a national highway you might find no one else around, or you might see your car break down while you are stuck in heavy traffic. All these, are highly undesirable and unpleasant scenarios. AI is here exactly to ensure that you don’t get stuck in either situation. Predictive maintenance involves thousands of micro-sensors that are constantly monitoring the health of every component of your vehicle. Much before anything can cause a failure, you will get an alert so that you keep yourself prepared to fix it beforehand.
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