Nexar Announces First Driving Safety Android Application Based on Qualcomm Technologies' New Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK

 

Nexar Launches AI-Based Road Safety App for Premium Tier Smartphones Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platforms

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Today Nexar, provider of a free safety AI dashcam app and the world's first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network, is announcing the first driving safety application leveraging the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK. The Nexar app will now be able to provide advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including unprecedented real-time forward-collision warnings and other life-saving features, to hundreds of millions of vehicles whose drivers own Android phones or have Android-based in-vehicle systems.

Until now, Android devices were incapable of running AI processes internally, efficiently, and in real-time, making them unsuitable for driver assistance. Thanks to the Snapdragon NPE SDK, Nexar now can efficiently run its AI processes directly on users' endpoint devices, which are powered by premium tier Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, and analyze a driving scenario 15 times per second. This allows Nexar to bring the company's full range of safety services, that have already helped lead to a 24% reduction in car collisions within its network, to all drivers.

The Snapdragon NPE SDK is designed to allow deep learning and AI to be executed directly on the CPU, GPU and DSP of Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier Android mobile devices, instead of on the cloud, bringing the revolution of AI to edge devices, and providing a wealth of new opportunities for software developers in the automotive space.

"The Snapdragon NPE SDK unlocks critical computing power with exceptional battery efficiency, opening the door to mission-critical AI automotive applications on the Snapdragon mobile platform," said Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, Co-Founder and CTO of Nexar. "With this newfound ability to run AI efficiently on Android phones, we are one step closer to making safety a commodity available in all cars, both old and new, and ridding the world of car collisions."

"The Snapdragon NPE SDK is designed to support a broad range of high-performance AI-based applications to run efficiently on mobile and edge devices powered by Snapdragon," said Gary Brotman, Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Nexar's application of our technology to provide road safety functionalities is a great example of how developers can easily integrate AI into their mobile products to tackle real-world problems at scale."

About Nexar 

Nexar connects cars in the world's largest open vehicle-to-vehicle network. Leveraging connected smartphones and car cameras and sensors, Nexar provides real-time alerts to prevent vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions. Leveraging millions of car-sourced road miles jointed with sensor-fusion, deep-learning, map-layering and artificial intelligence driving-cognition technologies Nexar provides a series of data products and services for the Automotive, Insurance and Mapping industries.  

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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