Beam has started testing the Pedestrian Shield system in its Australian rental scooter fleet. This is an example where artificial intelligence upholds the law, because the Pedestrian Shield uses Drover AI’s Path Pilot module, which is said to be able to identify streets, pavements and bicycle paths using only camera data.
Pedestrian Shield, or artificial intelligence that protects the law
Usually, the automatic recognition of the areas that the user traverses on his electric scooter requires the use of GPS, and this requires tedious determination of specific routes and locations for geofencing to start working. Pedestrian Shield abandons this problem in favor of a camera and an artificial intelligence system that solves the problems associated with the use of GPS. However, it still uses it to enforce previously imposed restrictions, including a complete drive lock.
It works in such a way that the GPS is used to relatively determine the location of the scooter (park, road, specific zones in the city), and the artificial intelligence itself is responsible for recognizing whether it is currently driving on a road, bicycle path or sidewalk. This significantly simplifies the issue of introducing restrictions, for example, allowing driving on the street at a speed of 25 km / h and on the pavement at a speed of 15 km / h.
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The system can also detect if the scooters are properly parked and nothing prevents you from putting them in scooters or electric bikes (especially rented ones). Are such restrictions and how easy it is to enforce them something you like?