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Revolutionising Road Safety for Commercial Vehicles with Automatic Emergency Braking



Ensuring road safety remains a pressing concern in India, especially given the challenges posed by road conditions. Commercial vehicles, in particular, face numerous obstacles in maintaining safety standards. However, advancements in automotive technology, such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems, offer promising solutions to mitigate risks and save lives on Indian roads. In this blog post, we will look into the significance of AEB systems, their role in reducing fatalities, and Starkenn’s innovative approach to enhancing road safety with Brake Safe technology.


Challenges in Road Safety for Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are the backbone of the Indian transportation network, carrying goods and passengers across the country. However, the sheer volume of commercial traffic, coupled with erratic driving behaviours and less-than-ideal road infrastructure, poses significant challenges to road safety. Hence, the need for advanced safety measures, such as automatic emergency braking systems, has become imperative to prevent collisions and safeguard lives.


What is Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) & How It Works?

Automatic Emergency Braking, also known as an emergency brake assist system, is a cutting-edge safety feature designed to prevent collisions by automatically applying the brakes when a potential collision is detected. This technology usually utilises various sensors, including radar and cameras, to continuously monitor the vehicle's surroundings and detect impending hazards. In the event of a critical situation, such as a sudden obstacle or decelerating vehicle, the AEB system intervenes by initiating emergency braking to mitigate the risk of collision.


How AEB Is Reducing Deaths & Making Indian Roads Safe

The implementation of automatic emergency braking systems has shown remarkable efficacy in reducing fatalities and enhancing road safety in India. By providing early warnings to drivers and automatically engaging the brakes when necessary, AEB systems significantly reduce the likelihood of collisions, especially in high-risk scenarios. Studies have indicated that AEB can prevent a substantial percentage of rear-end collisions and mitigate the severity of accidents, thereby saving countless lives. 

As per a report by The National Library of Medicine, adapting AEB systems reduces rear collisions by 43% while reducing the rate of pedestrian fatalities and injuries by 44% and 33%, respectively.

 

Starkenn’s Automatic Emergency Braking System

At Starkenn, our innovative collision warning and mitigation system, known as Brake Safe, addresses the pressing of safety and enhances road safety, made for India, in India. Brake Safe is meticulously engineered to provide a comprehensive safety net for drivers and passengers alike, offering a range of key features that set it apart:

Radar-Based Detection

Our system utilises advanced radar technology operating at 77 GHz frequency, enabling precise detection of obstacles in real time. This high-frequency radar ensures accurate and reliable detection of potential collision risks, even in challenging weather conditions such as rainfall, darkness, and fog.

Early Detection

One of the standout features of our ADAS system is its ability to provide early warnings to drivers, alerting them three seconds before a potential collision. This early intervention allows drivers to take timely corrective action, significantly reducing the likelihood of accidents and minimising their severity.

Highly Responsive Sensors

Equipped with highly responsive sensors, Brake Safe continuously monitors the vehicle's surroundings, detecting potential collision risks in real time. These sensors are designed to detect obstacles with precision, ensuring proactive intervention to prevent accidents.

Intelligent Algorithms

Powered by field-proven algorithms, our ADAS system can accurately assess the severity of collision risks and provide timely warnings to drivers. These intelligent algorithms enable the system to make split-second decisions, optimising safety and mitigating potential hazards effectively.

Advanced Emergency Braking System

In the event of an imminent collision, our AEB system automatically engages the brakes to avert the accident and minimise the possibility of significant damage. This advanced emergency braking system provides an additional layer of protection, ensuring the safety of both drivers and passengers.

Customisable Settings

Our ADAS system offers drivers the flexibility to adjust the sensitivity and response levels according to their preferences and driving conditions. This customisable feature allows drivers to tailor the system to suit their specific needs, enhancing overall safety and comfort.

Seamless Integration

Our ADAS system seamlessly integrates with other safety features and driver assistance technologies, providing a comprehensive vehicle safety solution. This seamless integration ensures that Starkenn's AEB system works synergistically with existing safety systems, maximising its effectiveness on the road.

Cloud Data Logging

Our ADAS system logs data on the cloud for analytics and insights, enabling further analysis of driving patterns and potential areas for improvement. This cloud-based data-logging feature enhances the system's functionality and provides valuable data for ongoing research and development efforts.


Conclusion: The Future of AEB in India

Automatic emergency braking systems are pivotal in improving road safety and reducing fatalities on Indian roads, particularly for commercial vehicles. Our ADAS system has already saved over 1200 lives and averted 350+ accidents. It exemplifies the potential of ADAS systems to mitigate collision risks and enhance driver confidence. By leveraging advanced sensors, intelligent algorithms, and real-time alerts, we offer a proactive approach to accident prevention and contribute to creating safer road environments for all stakeholders. As India continues to prioritise road safety initiatives, the adoption of ADAS technology represents a significant step towards achieving the goal of zero accidents on our roads.



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