Autonomous vehicles have been on a path to widespread deployment and availability. This technology is actually progressing much faster than most people realize. The future of autonomous vehicles is happening now and is said to be as disruptive as was switching from horse carriages to motorised carriages. Bercman is aiming to help by being the extra set of eyes to you and your vehicle so human error in the traffic environment will be reduced to almost zero.
More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Traffic accidents cost countries around 3% of their GPD every year so all improvements will be noticed by the whole society. Up to EUR 4.43 billion in material and damage costs will be saved by connected assistance systems. Like people most cars are not able to see behind the corner or through solid objects via radar sensors. Even though nowadays vehicles are more and more technologically advanced there are still some significant gaps in ensuring risk-free driving.
In these kind of situations where drivers and vehicles are not able to see properly behind the corner, an intelligent roadside unit fitted with high-tech detection sensors and communication modules can be used to provide extra perception for increased safety. Essentially Bercman Road Side Units can be used to “see” through buildings and around corners. By tracking the road users and predicting their most probable trajectories RSU is able to communicate this information in real-time to relevant road users. As more and more vehicle manufacturers are adding vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-everything communication hardware inside the vehicles these capabilities from the infrastructure will be the must-have for any city or municipality trying to increase immediate traffic safety.