SafeDrive Press Release

SAFEDRIVE helps you to prevent the next rollover

"60% of the MRAP accidents happened,  were due to rollovers caused by bad roads, weak bridges, or driver error. In many of the rollovers, troops were injured, and in two separate incidents five soldiers have been killed by rolling over into a canal and getting trapped under water. The report said 75% of all rollovers occurred in rural areas often where roads are above grade with an adjacent ditch or canal. " (Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned).

A catastrophe can only be avoided if a driver can see through "blind areas" and detect obstacles before they come into sight. To steeply enhance driver vision, we have created SAFEDRIVE-a powerful DUAL SENSOR vision system for perfect orientation in total darkness and in harsh terrain. With SAFEDRIVE, you are no longer bounded by your field of view or poor visibility. Its “Drive by Video” capability ensures safe off-road driving and full situational awareness in high risk zones.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003, approximately 20% of all U.S. soldiers killed in have been a result of accidents.
The biggest cause of these deaths has been combat vehicle accidents, which has accounted for a total of 250 deaths in Iraq. These numbers are significant and represent the number of accidents from Iraq only; they do not include other accidents within the Army nor those that occurred in Afghanistan.{Dynamic Analysis of Combat Vehicle Accidents , A. Minami, 2008}.

A review of the archives of Army combat and motor vehicle accident reports reveals that the results of most investigations cite human error as the primary cause of the accident. Furthermore, according to these reports factors such as complacency, poor supervision, fatigue, lack of mission awareness, pressure to perform, and perceived conflicts with operational necessities are often involved in the mechanisms of an accident.

Combat Vehicle Accidents, the unbelievable facts

A catastrophe can only be avoided if a driver can see through "blind areas" and detect obstacles before they come into sight. To steeply enhance driver vision, we have created SAFEDRIVE-a powerful DUAL SENSOR vision system for perfect orientation in total darkness and in harsh terrain. With SAFEDRIVE, you are no longer bounded by your field of view or poor visibility. Its “Drive by Video” capability ensures safe off-road driving and full situational awareness in high risk zones.

What is SAFEDRIVE? 

SAFEDRIVE is a powerful DUAL SENSOR vision system that lets you see clearly in total darkness, providing superior awareness. 24/7. 
 

Why SAFEDRIVE is better than others?
Two are better than one
SAFEDRIVE contains two sensors: CCD and Thermal, which create perfect visibility, day and night, under any conditions.

Multi-Risks need Multi-Sensors 
SAFEDRIVE  is designed to monitor distributed sensors on a single screen for multi-threat assessment.

Real Flexibility
We custom-tailor SAFEDRIVE  to your needs including  housing color, lens FoV, and cable lengths. 

Built to be Tough
From the smallest screw to the biggest parts, SAFEDRIVE was designed to withstand the worst environments.

Easiest Installation Ever
Just connect the SAFEDRIVE to the 9" split screen and you are ready to go.  Unlike other systems, SAFEDRIVE does not require Electronic Control Units (ECU) or any other internal installation boxes. 

Preventing a catastrophe; When the hunter becomes hunted.

Zero Awareness, Disorientation, Lack of visibility, Multi threat environment, Fire and overheat risk, Fear and Panic can easily make the hunter become hunted.

 

Finding a Solution
The best way of handling a multitude of risks  is by providing the vehicle decision makers, such as the  driver, the commander or both, with  maximum situational awareness in real time.  The simplest way to do so is by  identifying  dangers before they come into sight and fleeing with minimal risks. This tactic necessitates  a profound  pre-training which can be minimized by the system we are going to present here.

Dealing with Fear and Panic
Understanding the dangers helps us to avoid  mistakes caused by panic and loss of control.
Imagine you have a 360 degrees perimeter view around the vehicle, identifying any suspicious activities  approaching you and visualizing them for you on the screen . Now imagine you can do that day and night, in any weather conditions. This  would certainly give you  a  sense of security and keep your mind steady.

 

 

Visibility == Awareness
Even when used as a simple set, SAFEDRIVE provides up to 90 degrees field of view for front and rear driving, day & night, 24/7 in any weather conditions for full risk evaluation. Nevertheless, SAFEDRIVE can be used as an array of 6 sensors providing 360 degrees of streaming day and thermal video,  generating panoramic view around the vehicle. 

 

Perimeter Control
The best way not to become an easy  target  is to recognize the danger from far distances.  SAFEDRIVE's Video Content Analysis (VMDBOX) enables the driver to distinguish a person running with a MOLOTOV bottle, a gallon of paint or other threatening tools. Embedded video analytics detect any movement in the vehicle's vicinity and classify it by size and speed, and location. The advanced analytics features include perimeter intrusion (Virtual Zone/Line crossing), abandoned objects, loitering and many other video motion triggers predefined by the user. The classified targets and activities are visually marked on the thermal and the day video and accompanied by an audio alert. Thus the driver is provided with credible multimedia tools for self protection and orientation. Moreover, theVMDBOX can be connected to external observation systems and slave them to the perimeter detection. This will allow the driver to obtain  High Definition image of the relevant target. 

 

Training and Debriefing 
Using the latest video footage technology, SAFEDRIVE  provides enhanced mission feedback for debriefing and precedential training . The multiple fused recorded videos generate a multi-dimensional puzzle which reflects the performance of the trained land forces. Recorded video footage increases the awareness and personal performance of the human factors during and after the tactical operations. In addition, video recording provides different vantage points on the same terrain allowing the operator to analyze the reasons for failure or success.