Derq, a start-up based in Dubai and Detroit, is at the forefront of efforts to develop technology solutions to improve road safety.
The company's system uses sensors and artificial intelligence to anticipate hazards such as jaywalkers and drivers on dangerous trajectories.
Demonstration with an autonomous vehicle from French company Navya in the Dubai World Challenge for self-driving transport. Derq's system is mounted on the left pole.
Derq is far from the only company operating in this field.
British company Humanising Autonomy has developed intent prediction technology that predicts pedestrian behavior across different environments and cities to help drivers and autonomous systems navigate safely.
San Diego-based Netradyne's "Driveri" provides alerts and training for motorists, with a focus on commercial fleets.
The intelligent camera system (pictured) delivers detailed assessments of the driving environment including the behavior of fellow motorists.