!Important addressing safety issue with autonomous vehicles

Worried about getting in an accident with an autonomous vehicle? Maybe this is the answer.

Some two years after joining the University of California Berkeley’s SkyDeck start-up program, Bastien Beauchamp and his company named !Important – yes, that’s not a typo – have developed technology that he calls “the digital version of a seat belt.”

The start-up’s software uses smartphone location data and machine learning to calculate distances between pedestrians, drivers and self-driving cars and to alert all of them prior to a collision. Click here for more information on the effort.

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