In 2017, there were 511,455 crashes in the US involving a large truck or a bus. Of those, 4,455 were crashes with fatalities. In the EU, trucks account for about 2% of vehicles on the road but represent 15% of fatalities. Many of these crashes can be attributed to limited visibility from the cockpit, including multiple blind spots. Smart mirrors can reduce the rate of accidents and fatalities due to these blind spots. And this is where Basemark, a Finnish startup comes into the scene.
Building safer vehicles
Recently, the Helsinki-based tech startup which develops Rocksolid Engine, a world-leading real-time graphics and compute software solution formed a partnership with Japan-based Digital Media Professionals Inc. to develop a smart mirror system for the global commercial vehicle industry.