People use artificial intelligence (AI) in their everyday lives, often without thinking about it. For example, AI might suggest things to buy while shopping online or generate the results received from a voice-activated smartphone query. However, AI also plays a crucial role in traveler safety.
Enhancing the safety of emergency helicopters
Emergency helicopter flights can be extremely costly, as well as dangerous for the pilots, crews and passengers. However, when people need urgent medical attention, those trips represent the difference between life and death.
A company called Skyryse envisions a future where autonomous air taxis take to the skies and offer a service similar to the one Uber might roll out for most of its road passengers. For now, though, Skyryse’s technology collects data from pilots and uses it to train an AI system.
One of the helicopter models for this initiative features an assortment of cameras that collectively provide a 360-degree view of the aircraft and the space around it to a pilot operating the plane. The hope is that the enhanced visual perspective will reduce operator fatigue and make trips safer for everyone involved.
Autonomous helicopter flights may not be possible for a while. But, even these cautious steps towards that goal make flights safer.
Reducing bus crashes with prediction-based capabilities
Reports indicate it’s possible to perform an AI analysis of bus driver statistics and predict the likelihood of an operator getting into a crash within the next few months. The technology, which went through a successful trial in Singapore, highlights areas of concern, thereby prompting managers to send at-risk drivers for training.
Buses are comparatively so much larger than cars and could roll over during a wreck. Then, the vehicles might block lanes of traffic or topple onto nearby vehicles during accidents, besides causing passenger injuries or fatalities. So, figuring out how to prevent crashes with AI could prove to be a worthy way to increase overall safety.
Minimizing obstacles for long-distance trucking companies and drivers
AI can be a powerful tool for truckers and freight companies, such as showing them the fastest routes to their destinations or detect drowsy driving symptoms. Both of those features potentially promote safe trips.
Projections about the market worth of AI in the transportation industry expect it’ll grow to $10.30 billion by 2030. For comparison, the market worth in 2017 was $1.21 billion. As technologies become more advanced and collect progressively more data, people can expect the onboard capabilities to go up.
Helping recently arrived travelers get acquainted with their surroundings
There’s a substantial degree of variation concerning the usefulness of chatbot travel assistants. Some facilitate convenience, but others fall short with the tips they offer people who use them before traveling.
In contrast, one chatbot could be advantageous for people after they get to a new place. It’s called Taylor and works by helping people discover things to do in their destinations and even meet up with fellow travelers who want to socialize.
Receiving destination information from a chatbot like Taylor should decrease the bewildered looks and feelings people often have after arriving in new places. Unfortunately, some individuals with impure intentions prey on those travelers, hoping to spot and mislead them for sinister reasons or perhaps to intentionally misdirect them as a joke.
In either case, such scenarios put travelers at risk for getting into situations that make them feel unsafe. Information can bring confidence, making newly arrived people look like seasoned residents instead of confused wanderers.
Making passenger cars more high-tech
Although not fully autonomous, many of today’s passenger vehicles have features that activate by themselves to keep drivers safer. Some initiate the brakes if the driver doesn’t do so just before a likely collision while others prevent the cars from drifting out of their lanes.
Analysts think other AI capabilities will characterize most of the cars of the future, whether by offering predictive maintenance analytics to keep cars free from dangerously dysfunctional parts or detecting if a person accidentally left a child in a hot car.
AI supports safer travel for all
Some of these technologies still require further testing to determine market feasibility. However, it’s highly evident AI shows significant potential for improving safety and could forever change the ways people get around.
DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation for writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.
Energy companies: more than 6 billion for employee severance payments and litigation
Companies in the energy sector are facing a difficult year. Repsol recorded a net loss of $3.9 billion (€3.3 million)...
CrowdFundMe launches CFM board, the bulletin board for buying and selling company shares
CrowdFundMe has launched a digital bulletin board called CFM board. To date, the platform has received positive feedback from users,...
LODE Markets: the digital “Amazon” of Gold and Silver
The on-demand economy has made it easier than ever to acquire products and services with the click of a button....
Will the price of Bitcoin enter the bear market territory?
As paradoxical as it may sound after this week, in the weekly view, the price of Bitcoin is still in...
Bank of Africa is expanding its network of partners
Bank of Africa-BMCE Group multiplies its cooperation projects with leading economic actors. Through these partnerships, the group is strengthening its...
Best of Born2Invest6 days ago
Silver Supply Shortage: What Investors Need to Know
Crowdfunding5 days ago
Mazzanti manufacturer launches a STO after three equity crowdfunding campaigns
Crypto6 days ago
Lothal, the cryptocurrency startup accelerated by Neutron, with technology from Grupo Núcleo
Business6 days ago
A look at the sudden steep rise in interest rates at the long end of the curve