Virtual sensing technology company Tactile Mobility has developed a system which can detect and prevent a vehicle running over an object in the road.
According to the company, the first-of-its-kind solution uses “sense of touch” technology to detect a variety of objects on the road of different heights, sizes, shapes, and materials – both organic and hard – such as road debris and other objects.
The virtual sensor then prevents the vehicle from running over the object, which could damage the vehicle or cause an accident. The safety level virtual sensor will be added on top of the Tactile Processor Platform, which already includes the company’s suite of virtual sensors such as grip estimation, tire health, surface sensing, vehicle health and much more.
“Tactile Mobility is always looking to build solutions that make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable for everyone,” said Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of Tactile Mobility.
“Now, for the first time, the automotive industry will have access to an affordable in-vehicle software solution that enables vehicles to identify what they might drive over and avoid potentially fatal accidents — a critical step in the development of autonomous vehicles.
“We are already working with a well-known OEMs to bring the technology to the mass market and look forward to expanding our collaboration to embed this safety sensor in autonomous vehicles of all levels to ensure road and vehicle safety for everyone.”