How Nexar is Partnering With Las Vegas for a Smarter City

How Nexar is Partnering With Las Vegas for a Smarter City

Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to going to Los Angeles for CoMotion LA, an annual event and expo in downtown LA that explores the future of mobility and brings together the public and private sectors. And as I’m getting ready to fly out, I wanted to share with you

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,

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

November Update: The Top 6 Videos captured with Nexar

November Update: The Top 6 Videos captured with Nexar

This Month our users recorded a range of activity: From a motorcycle collision, to a case of road rage that turns violent, take a look below for November’s craziest moments.Each month, we post a select few videos captured by Nexar’s users on the road. We briefly discuss

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

Questions about Nexar LiveMap? We’ve got answers

Questions about Nexar LiveMap? We’ve got answers

What is Nexar? Nexar’s mission is to eliminate road collisions world-wide by alerting drivers to dangers ahead in real-time. When people pair a Nexar-powered smart dash cam with the Nexar app, they join Nexar’s connected vehicle network, where every vehicle is learning in real-time about what’s happening

The Sustainable Use of Big Data and AI at Nexar: Our Ethical Pledge

The Sustainable Use of Big Data and AI at Nexar: Our Ethical Pledge

The Nexar Mobility Network has the potential to become a key component of the world’s present and future, making transport and mobility both safer and more efficient. This network will become an essential part of our lives and will provide the same level of welfare we see in other

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

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

We don’t need Washington to fix America’s infrastructure

We don’t need Washington to fix America’s infrastructure

We at Nexar have been watching closely the talk of a massive infrastructure reform package coming out of Washington DC. To say it doesn’t look like we’re getting that deal anytime soon would be…an understatement. There’s no doubt that America’s roads, bridges, airports, telecom networks,

Introducing BDD100K: The World’s Largest Driving Dataset

Introducing BDD100K: The World’s Largest Driving Dataset

At Nexar, we invest a lot of time in learning about the world’s roads, driver behavior and what happens on the road on a daily basis. That’s because we are building a safe driving network and understanding our roads is an important step in creating a reality with no car collisions.

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

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’

“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

December Update: Our Top 6 Videos from Last Month

December Update: Our Top 6 Videos from Last Month

This time we have dancing cops, pileups, and some insane road rage. Here are our last top moments for 2016Each month, we present the videos captured by Nexar’s users that generated the most community buzz. Some are just for fun, while others present serious safety concerns. In the case

Introducing The Nexar Challenge: Deep-Driving into the Future

Introducing The Nexar Challenge: Deep-Driving into the Future

Use Deep Learning for Traffic Light Recognition, compete to win prizes and join our mission to make the road safer Nexar is building the first over-the-top vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network app that turns smartphones into connected AI dashcams. Leveraging millions of crowdsourced road miles from dozens of countries, jointed with deep

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

We started Nexar because we believe in several things that few people do. We believe that you don’t have to wait for self driving cars to put a real dent in the 1.3M annual road fatalities. In fact, we believe all of the technology needed to stop most