Nexar joins Berkeley DeepDrive Consortium

Vehicle-to-vehicle network app creator Nexar will be joining the Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Industry Consortium to develop new and emerging technologies with real-world applications for the automotive industry, the company said.

With Nexar´s added driving data and technological expertise, the Consortium will take on key initiatives to merge deep learning with automotive perception and bring computer vision technology to the forefront of the automotive industry.

Since its launch in February 2016, Nexar has tracked upwards of 20 million miles and recorded more than a half-million instances of driving incidents worldwide. This has provided the company with a large and diverse panel of data of real-world driving conditions, a databank that continues to expand every day and serves as a vital resource for the future success of the autonomous car industry.

Nexar connects cars in an open vehicle-to-vehicle network. Leveraging connected smartphones and car cameras and sensors, Nexar provides real-time alerts to prevent vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions.

The BDD Industry Consortium investigates state-of-the-art technologies in computer vision and machine learning for automotive applications. Its multi-disciplinary center is housed at the University of California, Berkeley. The BDD consortium partners with private industry sponsors and brings faculty and researchers together from multiple departments and centers to develop new and emerging technologies with real-world applications in the automotive industry.