MuHu opens application programming interface for its live-streaming video platform

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MuHu Inc., a pioneer of smartphone-based video intelligence technologies for the transportation industry, has announced the open availability of its application programming interface (API), providing partners, integrators, and independent software developers with a way to design, test, and deliver applications that work on top of the company’s video platform.

In February, California-based MuHu, the first mobile app and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to deliver dual live streaming, on-demand video, and unsafe driving alerts directly to the cloud. The MuHu driver app captures up to 4K resolution video on dashboard-mounted Android devices, adds GPS data, and then streams the dual feeds to the cloud-based live fleet management portal. The MuHu ecosystem features: an open video platform as a service (VPaaS); intelligent video analytics, powered by deep learning and big data; and a self-healing mobile app.

The key benefits of the MuHu API include:

• Enabling Android mobile apps to make use of video streaming and GPS data;

• Harnessing local smartphone and tablet sensors to trigger events commonly found in proprietary OBD-II/J1939 hardware;

• Integrating mobile video into existing telematics solutions without the need for additional hardware investment or installation; and

• Expanding the adoption of mobile video and IoT (Internet of Things) applications beyond the transportation industry to include growing industries, such as security and insurance.

Examples of applications that can make use of the MuHu SDK include:

• Traffic, weather, parking availability, and other GPS-related applications;

• Insurance underwriting and risk mitigation;

• Video wearables that integrate with health and safety apps; and

• Wearable cameras for law enforcement and security.

“MuHu does for video intelligence what Google did for maps and navigation,” explained Blake Gasca, founder and CEO of MuHu. “Siloed, proprietary video systems are now obsolete. Our open API launches the industry further ahead by empowering a worldwide developer community to build relevant, necessary video intelligence applications. Whether you’re a telematics company interested in adding mobile video to your existing solution, or a college student looking to build an AI video app, the MuHu API will let you build smarter systems, faster, and deliver on tomorrow’s video intelligence needs today.”

Martin Janda, head of development for MuHu, added, “Our new API provides untapped opportunities to the mobile video industry. Companies who are interested in leveraging our mobile video intelligence technology will now be able to do so, allowing them to provide to their customers new, advanced video capabilities.”

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