Our navigation app helps drivers avoid traffic by using the smartphone’s camera and artificial intelligence to“see” and analyze the road constantly. The app detects vehicles (including police), pedestrians, traffic, roadwork, potholes and accidents and sends relevant information to other drivers, helping dissipate road congestion faster. It processes 100 times more data than any other navigation app and it’s constantly on the lookout for road changes to automatically share with the network of connected drivers thus routing traffic more effectively than ever before.
The app uses either the smartphone’s camera or any existing dash camera connected via USB to the smartphone.The app analyzes what the camera is capturing and scans the road for problems.All problems are detected and reported automatically or manually. Traffic congestion are avoided more effectively than with any other solution currently on the market.
- machine learning / computer vision neural networks that interpret the road as seen by smartphone cameras
- we trained the neural networks on 100 TB of images and videos to identify various objects on the road that are of interest
- we encapsulated these into a mobile app is custom technology which was faster than the available solutions on the market in terms of processing the video.
- we incorporated a mapping provider that would allow us to change routes based on specific segments of the roads which needed to be avoided.
Atlas Navi apps are already built on Android and iOS with 90% of functionality available. We have been testing the apps for over 6 months internally to make sure they work. Being a real utility navigation app relying on computer vision (A.I.) analysis of the video feeds from the smartphone cameras, we had to make sure the huge data generated by the real-time detections of traffic, potholes, accidents, road construction, available parking spaces (and others) work perfectly.
We are able to invite anyone to test the apps anytime and have performed quite a few live demos. We have also run live tests comparing Google Maps, Atlas Navi, Waze and others to showcase differences.
Blockchain Development: We are in the final stages of integrating the wallet connect feature in the mobile apps so users can link the wallets from which they will buy $NAVI tokens to their app account + NFTs owned + rewards etc. Smart contract is also being worked on in the next few weeks followed by an audit from Certik.
NFT Licensing: We have secured licenses for over 350 3D models of realistic vehicles with real life brands through a licensing company.
We are also actively engaged in conversations with the licensing and commercial departments of multiple vehicle manufacturers from top 10 world vehicle producers. We are aiming to establish partnerships with at least 3 car manufacturers before the IDO in order to:
- license vehicles directly from them
- become the ideal outlet for them to sell virtual goods
- support us as the main drive to earn mobile app with licensed vehicle NFTs
- market together to our audiences
- so they can offer unique experiences to our users: test drives, vehicle launch events, experience days (to their most loyal fans from Atlas Navi who have bought the most vehicles of that specific brand).
Conversations are going very well and, depending on their timeframe, we expect direct partnerships with all top 20 car manufacturers before the end of the year.
App and rewards economy: We are currently under review and audit from Machinations.io - a startup that audits and certifies if the app / game economy is sustainable and resilient to abuse from users, especially making sure the overall app economy is NOT a Ponzi scheme constantly relying on new users joining the ecosystem.
Intellectual Property: We are in the process to file a number of intellectual property patents in the US and EU for the technology developed. We are working with two law firms in the US for this and expect to have preliminary patents issued in the next few months. (this means the patent is under review for a couple of years but allows protection of our ideas 6 years prior to the application and after applying).
We're building something drivers all over the world WANT.
Navigation apps haven't innovated, are stuck in their old ways. We looked at what people want, need and what they keep asking for on other competitors' forums:
- People are still stuck in traffic and spend an enormous amount of time in their cars.
- They want quicker routes, they want to see what's happening and why traffic is building up. - They also want to record their road trips, for fun (to share with family) or for insurance purposes if anything bad happens.
- They want to go on group road trips and be able to see where everyone is on the map and follow them, as well as communicate with each other through voice (walkie-talkie) messages.
- And they want to see the power of A.I. in their own hands.
- They want to own a digital NFT asset of the car they drive, or their dream car. And just like in reality, they want that car to be rare, if it's to be expensive. They want to change its colour and be seen by their friends on the map.
- they want offline maps, 3D building renderings
- fleet managers want to dispatch drivers, follow them on the map in real time, get detailed statistics (including Driver Scores), communicate any changes to them and have a video log of them driving in case a dispute is arising.
We also looked at what vehicle OEMs want (and discussed with them extensively):
- most want to sell digital products (vehicles) but lack a good platform to do so. The one that makes the most sense is a navigation app: others can see what type of car you have, how rare it is, how much it cost and what it's valued at.
- they want to make extra revenues and jump on the NFT bandwagon
- they want to connect with their potential fans / buyers more:
a) BMW asked us to add links in their NFTs so that the user can book a testdrive for that particular model at the user's closest BMW dealership.
b) they want to invite people who buy multiple NFTs of their brand to Auto Shows, vehicle launches and experience days (Land Rover).
c) they want to keep a certain rarity to their models, just like in real life.
Atlas Navi addresses all these and more.
Regarding the innovation aspect there are ways nowadays to analyze video data in real time from smartphone cameras or dash-cams, on the phone itself. Multiple neural networks can detect everything from potholes, police cars, accidents, road closures, traffic in each lane, available parking spaces and more. The amount of data collected through constant video analysis (Atlas Navi) versus 1% of users' reporting something manually (Waze) is staggering and we have a great chance of routing drivers on better, faster and safer roads than any other navigation apps. We are 0 to 1 innovators, everyone else who has built a navigation app in the past 10 years has only been copying the leaders in the space.