SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A select group of taxi drivers in Seoul are getting a taste of a new advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) as part of the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s efforts to gather data that can be used to develop an accident prevention system which could warn drivers ahead of time in the future.
In partnership with LG U+, 52 corporate-owned taxis in Seoul have been equipped with an ADAS system, the Seoul government announced yesterday.
The newly adopted system will gather information and keep time and location records of all warnings of lane departure as well as pedestrian and vehicle collisions, which will later be used to study each driver’s driving habits.
Every three months, the Seoul government will analyze the information gathered to identify and improve risk factors and introduce cautionary measures in areas where pedestrian collision warnings are frequently issued.
The new ADAS is currently in its early stages of development, but Seoul government officials are hoping that gathering information now could be a leg-up on future development, with the creation of a system capable of warning drivers up to two seconds ahead of accidents, a system many compare to the Hollywood movie Minority Report.
According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, nearly eight in ten car accidents are caused by negligence on the driver’s part in the three seconds leading up to an accident.
Hyunsu Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org)