Safety alerts

Developers can create features to notify and alert drivers about road conditions and potential hazards with Mapbox Vision Safety, an add-on module that uses segmentation, detection, and classification information passed from the Vision SDK.

Monitor speed limits

Developers can monitor speed limits and other critical signage using sign classification and track the most recently observed speed limit. When the detected speed of the vehicle is more than the last observed speed limit, you can set programmable alerts.

There are two pieces to displaying speeding alerts: detecting speed limit signs and determining current vehicle speed.

Sign detection

Vision Safety uses the Mapbox Vision SDK's Detection class to detect trafficSigns in view and filters for SignTypes equal to any of the speedLimit* types (including special speed limit signs like maximum speeds for trucks and minimum speed).

Vision Safety's SpeedLimitRange class contains two numbers: a min and a max speed limit.

Vehicle speed

Use the VisionSafetyListener to watch for speed limit signs and determine the max speed at the user's current location. The approach used below to determine max speed will look for speed limit signs, update the maxAllowedSpeed variable, and continue to use that value as the max speed until another speed limit sign is detected.

@Override
public void onRoadRestrictionsUpdated(@NotNull RoadRestrictions roadRestrictions) {
maxAllowedSpeed = roadRestrictions.getSpeedLimits().getCar().getMax();
}

Then, you can use the Vision SDK's VehicleLocation class's speed property to determine the speed at which the device is currently traveling. Then, introduce some logic to determine if the user's speed (mySpeed) is currently above the speed limit (maxAllowedSpeed), and display an alert if the user is speeding.

// current speed of the car
Float mySpeed = vehicleState.getSpeed();
// display toast with overspeed warning if the car's
// speed is greater than maximum allowed speed
if (mySpeed > maxAllowedSpeed && maxAllowedSpeed > 0) {
Toast.makeText(
MainActivity.this,
"Overspeeding! Current speed : " + mySpeed +
", allowed speed : " + maxAllowedSpeed,
Toast.LENGTH_LONG
).show();
}

See the full example code in the Speeding alerts example.

Alert drivers of pedestrians and cyclists

Vision Safety CollisionObject class detects objects in the vehicle's path and provides an estimated time to impact and a CollisionDangerLevel between 0 and 2. Collision detection can warn drivers when pedestrians or cyclists are in the vehicle’s path or a driver is closing too quickly on a lead vehicle.

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