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

The Case for Continuous Deep Learning at The Edge

The Case for Continuous Deep Learning at The Edge

Edge devices and very large real-world driving datasets hold the promise of autonomous drivingOver the past few years, we’ve seen significant advances in learning-based approaches to the development of automotive safety applications. These advances have been applied predominantly to the perception stage of autonomous driving systems. The decisioning stages

Will We Actually Stop Buying Cars?

Will We Actually Stop Buying Cars?

We’re all hearing and now talking about the inevitability of us ditching car ownership in the future. It’s coming from all sides. “Uber will take over the world (as long as they can get out of their own way)”. “No one will own a car anymore”. “Millennials don’

The Anatomy of Crashes in NYC

The Anatomy of Crashes in NYC

We’re only human, right!? It’s a fact that 95% of car collisions are caused by human error. The autonomous vehicle has been heralded as the future road-messiah that will take the wheel and save us from self-inflicted pain and loss. However, it’s important to remember that it

Nexar is now available on Android (Beta)

Nexar is now available on Android (Beta)

Here’s what we learned after 8 million miles.After launching Nexar on the App Store 6 months ago, we saw larger adoption than expected. Drivers everywhere are eager to have for more pertinent information that makes their driving safer, and more protection in case of a crash. In the

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

Cars, safety, and cameras

Cars, safety, and cameras

A bridge to our autonomous driving futureWe’ve talked in previous posts about the challenges autonomous vehicles (AVs) could bring or worsen — traffic, time to market, and ridesharing. However, they’re without a doubt going to make us safer as well. No more car collisions, falling asleep at the wheel,

“Data is the new oil”

“Data is the new oil”

Why the race for data ownership is the new driving force of the automotive industry. Yesterday Intel & Mobileye announced that Mobileye will be acquired by Intel for over $15B, an announcement that made waves, given its sheer size and importance, not just for the Israeli tech ecosystem, where Intel

Smarter Cities for the Cars of the Future

Smarter Cities for the Cars of the Future

Autonomous Vehicles Require a New City ModelOver the course of the last several weeks we’ve talked about the many effects and even needs of autonomous vehicles as we work towards a future filled with them. We’ve debated whether people will buy fewer or exponentially more cars with the

Traffic Won’t Go Away With Autonomous Cars

Traffic Won’t Go Away With Autonomous Cars

Traffic in Beijing. Fu Ding / For China DailyWe all feel it — traffic is getting worse and worse. Congestion periods have slowly expanded beyond commute times and become an all-day phenomenon. Our commute gets longer and longer with every passing year. In previous posts, we discussed how long it’ll take

It’s All Corner Cases: Teaching Computers to Drive Safely

It’s All Corner Cases: Teaching Computers to Drive Safely

Also introducing our latest data challenge for autonomous developers`It could be argued there is only one proven Big Data application — web search. Nothing so far has met the sheer size and complexity of indexing the web at the precision, recall, and freshness Google delivers. In its quest to structure

January Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

January Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

In January we saw jaywalkers and jay-bikers, falling telephone poles and strange skateboarding. Take a look at some of the craziest moments shared by our users.Each month, we give you the videos captured by Nexar’s users that created the biggest reactions in the community. Some are just for

The Harsh Realities of Self-Driving Cognition Development

The Harsh Realities of Self-Driving Cognition Development

I often get asked the questions “why are you building a dashcam network?”, “How do you intend to fulfill your vision of zero road fatalities?”, “What is so smart about dashcams anyway?” Enough with the questions, it’s time for answers. Eran Shir and myself founded Nexar in 2015 to