Every few days, our hearts get shattered with every road accident news we receive, questioning ourselves about some inquiries with no specific answer:
How did the accident happen?
Who shall we blame?
Did the road assistance reach them at the right time or was it too late?
And what are the driving behaviors that could lead to these dreadful accidents?
In BlinkApp, we were able to discover some answers to these questions and explore how modern technologies can reduce traffic accidents.
In previous studies as “Improving automobile insurance ratemaking using telematics: incorporating mileage and driver behavior data” and the “impact of driver behavior on vehicle running cost” it was stated that, bad driving behavior can have serious consequences, affecting not only the driver but also passengers, pedestrians, and other road users,
Some bad behaviors are presented in:
- Distracted Driving:
Fact: Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents.
Consequence: Texting, talking on the phone, or other distractions can lead to reduced reaction times, increasing the risk of accidents
Fact: Speeding is a common factor in many accidents.
Consequence: Higher speeds lead to more severe collisions and reduced ability to stop in time to prevent an accident
- Aggressive Driving:
Fact: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating and road rage, contribute to accidents.
Consequence: Increased likelihood of collisions, injuries, and escalation of conflicts on the road.
Fact: Driving while fatigued impairs reaction times and decision-making.
Consequence: Increased risk of accidents due to slower response times, similar to driving under the influence.
- Poor Maintenance:
Fact: Neglecting vehicle maintenance can lead to mechanical failures.
Consequence: Brake failures, tire blowouts, and other mechanical issues can result in accidents and injuries
- Not Using Seatbelts:
Fact: Failing to use seat belts reduces the effectiveness of vehicle safety features.
Consequence: Increased likelihood of severe injuries or fatalities in the event of a crash.
It is very crucial to consider our driving habits, to maintaining a safe driving environment for us, our family and the surroundings, and enhance road safety:
How could this happen?
What can help in maintaining safer roads?
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you one of the most important solutions that will invade the world in the future:
Telematics Solutions and Artificial Intelligence: Telematics is a term that combines “telecommunications” and “informatics.” In simple terms, it refers to the technology that involves collecting, transmitting, and receiving information about vehicles or objects over long distances. This technology uses artificial intelligence and mobile sensors to track the location of vehicles, monitor their performance, and provide useful insights for various purposes, such as improving efficiency, enhancing safety, or enabling services like navigation and insurance tracking.
Welcome to a world where AI has revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact, ushering in a new era of innovative solutions to mitigate accidents and enhance driving behavior.
AI technologies are being leveraged to develop advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that monitor, analyze, and respond to dynamic road conditions in real-time.
So a mobile application can help save my life, and maintain my car in a good state and enhance road safety?
How can this happen?
Machine learning algorithms enable vehicles to recognize and predict potential hazards, contributing to the prevention of accidents through features such as automatic emergency braking, sudden cornering, deviations and swerving.
AI-powered analytics are employed to assess and improve individual driving behavior, promoting safer habits and reducing the likelihood of accidents. By harnessing data from sensors, cameras, and connected vehicles, AI facilitates the creation of intelligent transportation systems, optimizing traffic flow and minimizing congestion. In this way, the integration of AI into road safety initiatives not only saves lives but also fosters a more efficient and responsible driving environment for the benefit of society as a whole.