Teaching Machines to Direct Traffic through Deep Reinforcement Learning

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The dreaded time of day when traffic conditions seem bent on making you late. As your car slowly creeps in line behind countless others stuck at a stop light, you think to yourself, "Why aren't these lights changing faster?" Traffic control scientists have long tried to solve this signaling problem. Unfortunately, the complexity of traffic situations has made the job extremely hard. A recent study suggests that machines can learn how to plan traffic signals just right to reduce wait times and make traffic queues shorter.


Car tech AI data sharing with premium automakers and insurance companies

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Technology company Nauto has entered into agreements with BMW i Ventures and Toyota Research Institute, as well as with Allianz Ventures, part of the leading global financial service provider and insurance company Allianz Group. Nauto developed deep learning capabilities that run both in the cloud and on retrofit devices that can be mounted in any vehicle. Nauto is already deployed into commercial passenger, logistics and delivery fleets and enables these fleets to manage vehicle and driver safety and operate more efficiently. Nauto detects driver attention, coaches drivers and warns of collisions, keeps fleet managers in touch with their drivers and helps them optimize vehicle deployment. In fact, Nauto claims, its algorithms provide 5X more risk differentiation between the best and the worst drivers.


Preteckt Is Disrupting Vehicle Maintenance via Machine Learning

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This is part of a series on machine intelligence companies. We've interviewed Beagle, Mariana, and Beyond Verbal. Now we're turning our attention to Preteckt, which is applying machine learning to maintaining trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. Few things are more frustrating than a vehicle breakdown. They're unexpected, impede our ability to go about our lives, and can end up costing more than most of us would like to pay.


How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer

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Ben Dickson is a software engineer and freelance writer. He writes regularly on business, technology and politics. The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to car accidents and road disasters every year. According to the National Safety Council, 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads alone in 2015.


How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer

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Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks. The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to car accidents and road disasters every year. According to the National Safety Council, 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads alone in 2015. The related costs -- including medical expenses, wage and productivity losses and property damage -- were estimated at $152 billion.