How fresh is OSM in terms of stop sign detections?

How fresh is OSM in terms of stop sign detections?

Is OSM data about stop signs fresh and conclusive, or does it require some additional work? We asked this question after reading ״How Lyft discovered OpenStreetMap is the Freshest Map for Rideshare”, which covered OSM’s road class, directionality and lane metadata. We wanted to add our insights on OSM’

IoT Needs Edge Compute, and More Than You May Think

IoT Needs Edge Compute, and More Than You May Think

The First InternetThe computer industry of the 1980s was based on a simple premise. It saw continuous hardware improvements that led to exponential growth in computation capabilities. This made it worthwhile to create high-value software. A decade later, in the 1990s, the Internet and HTTP became mainstream, computers connected to

Imagining vision-based connected car camera applications

Imagining vision-based connected car camera applications

By 2024 most new car models will include several built-in cameras. Cameras are there for the cars to “see” — the road, cyclists, pedestrians, road signs and more. Most industry pundits focus on the use of car-sight as cars evolve to self-driving. Yet, even before, during and after self-driving becomes a

Do Cities Need Fresh Images For Better City/Road Management?

Do Cities Need Fresh Images For Better City/Road Management?

Can artificial intelligence do the job? When cities need to make decisions about managing assets, streets, permits, they need to be able to see what is actually going on. Some of this depends on actual human sight, such as looking at a road, assessing damage, or checking whether a work

Helping make Ohio’s roads safer

Helping make Ohio’s roads safer

In the last 10 years, there have been almost 60,000 road incidents involving work zones in Ohio, with more than 14,000 of them resulting in either injuries or fatalities. Last year was the worst year for work zone crashes resulting in a record-high 6,574 work zones crashes

Parking and curb-space: can you map it in real-time?

Parking and curb-space: can you map it in real-time?

What it takes to create a crowd-sourced identification of free, on-street, parking During February 2021 we used images collected from dash cams and AI to map on-street parking spots in Milan. We wanted to understand the city’s curb-side and prove the value of real-time, free-parking-spot detections for drivers and

Abstracting The Earth So That Cars Can Communicate

Abstracting The Earth So That Cars Can Communicate

A shared understanding of the roadWhat if cars could “communicate” to create a common understanding of the road they are in? Actually, they already do. You’re driving: you see a brake light ahead. You brake instinctively, trying to avoid a rear-end collision. This is basic communication, and it’s

Monetizing Alt Data Products, Part 1

Monetizing Alt Data Products, Part 1

The market for Alternative Data has evolved dramatically in recent years for both buyers and sellers. I’ve been fortunate to witness this movement first hand at three separate companies. Though each was leveraging differentiated data & processes, the challenges were similar. I’m constantly reminded of these lessons as

Nexar Mobility Report (V2)

Nexar Mobility Report (V2)

A few weeks ago we published our first mobility report. We’re back with more interesting data! To download the entire report please go here To download the entire report please go hereThe increase in driving activity across our US network since mid-May is clearly supportive of an economic reopening