Hankook is collaborating with data and test company SK Planet to develop a monitoring system that identifies potential traffic risks in real-time. The Road Risk Detection Solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology to analyse road noise of passing cars and identify potential risks on the road such as rainfall, snow, black ice, and accidents, as well as other dangers, the company said in a statement. The data is then reported in real-time to various public transport safety and maintenance departments.
The company says that the use of artificial intelligence requires a wide range of different noise data as possible to function effectively and Hankook will provide diverse data to SK Planet to improve and increase the accuracy of the technology. The data will be collected at the test driving tracks in Korea and Finland. As soon as the development is completed, the system is expected to be adapted and implemented to road traffic surveillance and control in the winter. SK Planet holds the patent for sound processing and the deep-learning technology that makes this solution possible.