Mobileye announces UK roll-out for “automated driver alerting technology”
Mobileye has announced that it is rolling out its automated driver alerting technology to logistics fleets in the UK. In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (31 July), Mobileye said that the technology provides automated aural and visual warnings to drivers in real time if they’re at risk of a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist.
According to Mobileye: “Unlike other safety systems, Mobileye alerts a driver before an incident, enabling them to take avoiding action. The technology works on ‘last mile’ delivery vans as well as larger vehicles moving between hubs.”
Mobileye added: “One UK fleet that had an average of one ‘at fault’ collision per month in the previous 18 months reduced their collision rate to zero during a three month trial of Mobileye’s technology.”
As well as warning against imminent collisions, Mobileye detects unintended lane departure, speeding and driving an unsafe distance from the vehicle in front.
The system, which uses built-in software to continually analyse images from its cameras, can be installed on vans for a cost of around £600 per vehicle.
Gil Ayalon, Mobileye’s Regional Director for Europe, commented: “Mobileye is the brains behind semi-autonomous and driver assistance capabilities for the majority of new vehicles coming off the automotive industry’s production lines. But our driver alerting technology can be installed on any small or large logistics vehicle currently on the road today, bringing the same safety benefits for a fraction of the cost of renewing the vehicle.”