ASTRI's developed an intelligent platform to address driving safety and operational efficiency of a vehicle fleet. By analyzing driving behavior as well as the driver’s own actions at the wheel, dangerous driving habits on the road can be identified while the driver's own behavior can also be monitored. Dangerous driving habits, such as getting the vehicle too close to vehicles or pedestrians in front, may lead to accidents. Furthermore, undesired driver behavior such as talking on the phone, dousing off or emotional outburst may jeopardize all passengers' safety, actions that would warrant an alert to the driver. Last but not least, the platform also helps the vehicle fleet in scheduling and routing, targeting courier or special transportation services.
The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.