The Detection of Black Ice Accidents Using CNNs

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As automated vehicles become more popular it is critical for these cars to be tested on every realistic driving scenario. Since AVs aim to improve safety on the road they must be able to handle all kinds of road conditions. One way an AV can prevent an accident is going from a passive safety system to an active safety system once a risk is identified.

Every country has their own challenges and in Canada for example, AVs need to understand how to drive in the winter. However, not enough testing and training has been done to mitigate winter risks. Black ice is one of the leading causes of accidents in the winter and is very challenging to see since it is a thin, transparent layer of ice. Because of this, focus needs to be placed on AVs identifying black ice.

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