84% of total accidents in the world are caused by distracted driving. Safe and secure transportation is top priority in fleet management, which continues to face challenges in monitoring and ensuring safe driving. There is a strong correlation between driver behavior and fleet maintenance. Aggressive driving, excessive idling, improper shifting or deactivating safety controls are common complaints. If driving behavior can be improved, a direct impact on driver safety can be achieved. While distracted driving remains the most significant ongoing risk, preventable accidents, reported to be almost 40% of total reported fleet accidents are also an area that fleet managers…


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The drivebuddyAI platform is built with the fusion of EdgeAI models which does the inference and CloudAI models which learns from the data and update the EdgeAI model on the device with the updated learning.

The core idea of drivebuddyAI lies in improving the behavior of the drivers and as a result encouraging them to make the driving ecosystem safer and better. The beahvior derivation comes from the driving patterns and that can be learned from by creating the context of the surrounding of the vehicle. The alerts which are meant for assisting drivers in case of any critical collision…


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Telematics — the technology of sending, receiving and storing information using telecommunication devices to control remote objects, the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics for application in vehicles and to control vehicles on the move, global navigation satellite system technology integrated with computers and mobile communications technology in automotive navigation systems. These are all typical definitions from Wikipedia. The industry of telematics emerged with the emergence of the telecommunication systems with 2G and GPS based positioning to share location details of a vehicle. The world today in 2021, has seen Google Waymo, Tesla Autopilot, Cruise, Comma.ai, Voyage like companies putting…


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32nd years of National Road Safety Week campaign, and question arises have we really improved as a society? How many more safety week/month campaigns would we need to achieve GOI’s target of zero death or achieving zero fatality in road accidents. India accounts for 11% of fatalities worldwide and data from 2019 shows that pedestrians, cyclists and two-wheelers are at the higher risk. Over 400 people are killed and over 1200 people get injuries on everyday basis in India and no wonder we would like to top in every domain. As per the Road Accident Report for 2019, 449K accidents…


An Attempt towards making employee transportation safer using artificial intelligence based drivebuddyAI Dual Camera Device

Indian economy is moving towards shared mobility and electric mobility. Majority of IT MNCs are opting for advanced technologies not only for the business making but towards creating a better work culture and company environment.

Employee transportation is also one of the facilities big companies do have which allows employees to leave personal vehicle at home and use the shared vehicle and pick up and drop facility. There are companies in India who do provide such cars fleets to the MNCs which makes the operations…


I was clueless when I was asked about it..

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Being a startup guy, your day starts with a bunch of problems to solve, and the day ends with new bunch of problems to be solved next day and that’s called a startup life. But it’s true for anyone working and thriving for goals. But the here’s the catch, what are those goals? Are they personal goals to live life king size or to thrive for becoming better and better at what you do which may or may not have relevance to your personal life.

I get to meet lot of intellectuals and always analyze their thinking, their mindset, what…


You don’t need to pitch to every investor

Startups are the dreams achieved in the really hard way. It takes a lot from an entrepreneur. I can say that as I’m onto the same journey. What a startup needs at first, a vision, a good product or idea, really good team and financial support.

Product, team & customer are three important pillars of any company. One of my colleague and startup fellow told me that when in a startup you can only have two things right at a time. If you have really good team and a product, you will struggle finding right customers and vice versa. A…


Sharing economy, reduction in the personal vehicle ownership, electric vehicles are the revolutionary terms of Indian transportation industry. The time has started where the whole is world is sighting changes in how we commute. World is moving towards shared, safer and smarter ways of transportation. Whenever it comes to commute, the safety of the commuters comes first and whoever is providing the shared services, the safety is gonna be the key differentiator for them in the market penetration.

Driving safety is one of the most critical but under look aspect in India as Indian roads are considered to be one…


drivebuddyAI, An Autonomous Vehicle Technology Company, INDIA

Recently, at drivebuddyAI, we announced our numbers for data collection. It is all we started since last 20 days and we have collected good amount of data. The data looks something like this: 2 active devices installed into the vehicles, around 45 GB of data collected, almost 1 million images processed from edge nueral network and almost 2100 KMs the vehicles have driven as connected vehicle throwing data to the cloud continuously.

It is all about collecting the data right now and to achieve that, what we have carved is drivebuddyAI — device. The drivebuddyAI — device is a data…


A Safer and Smarter way of driving with the help of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision.

I’m feeling very excited to introduce drivebuddyAI, our startup based in Pune, India focused on autonomous vehicle technologies and connected vehicles.

It’s the time when the world is talking about autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence when transportation industry is under revolutionary changes. Thanks to Waymo(Google), Tesla Autopilot, Intel — Mobileye, Cruise, Comma.ai ,etc, lots of awareness is already spread around the world for autonomous vehicles and these companies are ready with their fully autonomous vehicles. There are lots of startups and companies like OTTO a.k.a Uber ATG and others are working on autonomous trucks. A large chunk of startups and large…

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Entrepreneur, Startup Founder & CEO @drivebuddyAI. Learning from human drivers for the future drivers.

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