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Innovation for industry | Artificial intelligence
Life-saving AI-powered pedestrian detection system for safer, less accident-prone industrial vehicles.
Arcure’s Blaxtair® systems prevent collisions between moving vehicles and pedestrians in industrial environments and on construction sites. Two-thirds of the company’s business comes from export sales.
Contact between moving industrial and construction vehicles and pedestrians causes 10,000 serious accidents per year in Europe. Blaxtair® intelligent vision systems prevent these collisions and save lives. They detect all pedestrians, whether they’re standing, squatting, or partially hidden by an obstruction—even in extreme temperatures, dust, low lighting, and other challenging conditions. Blaxtair® is built on a particularly robust and reliable detection technology that avoids false alarms and nuisance alerts so that operators can work safely and confidently. Because they know the system will alert them to dangerous situations and automatically stop the vehicle in the event of an emergency, operators can concentrate on the task at hand. Plus, the data collected feeds hazard maps, which can be used for targeted preventive measures.Arcure is present in virtually all industries, including recycling and construction. It is based in Paris and opened a Chicago subsidiary in 2019. Its technology is protected by eight patents. Together with the CEA, it has created a joint laboratory where it develops new image processing algorithms.
A Blaxtair® system takes 200 milliseconds to detect a pedestrian in the vicinity of a moving vehicle
Year founded: 2009Originating institute: CEA-List
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.