Mitsubishi Electric and BlackBerry Limited announced that Mitsubishi Electric’s new automotive in-cabin system—Mitsubishi Electric FLEXConnect, will be powered by BlackBerry IVY—an edge-to-cloud vehicle data platform. The collaboration will help advance road safety by leveraging an array of sensor data to anticipate safety risks, reduce driver distractions, highlight potential driving hazards, and enable new consumer experiences.
The Mitsubishi Electric FLEXConnect platform core is its driver monitoring system (DMS) and occupant monitoring system (OMS). BlackBerry IVY allows the platform to extract and analyze data from internal and external sensors and leverages machine learning to process all data collected at the vehicle edge compute node.
Safety features and consumer experiences that BlackBerry IVY powers in the Mitsubishi Electric FLEXConnectTM platform include:
Determining driver distraction and concentration levels by detecting signs of drowsiness, estimating cognitive load, monitoring interaction with the infotainment system and more. /p>
Collecting biometric information to provide insight into short- and long-term changes to a driver’s physical status, such as health, triggering autonomous pullovers and alerts to emergency services.
Analyzing facial features to create personalized identification profiles for automated verification to enable vehicle access and in-car payments.
Correlating user preferences with environmental information, such as suggesting optimal parking locations based on preferences for cost, distance from destination, parking format and availability.