Mobileye: A giant step in bus accident prevention across NSW and VIC
ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC), an Australian bus operator, has adopted Mobileye’s Advanced Driver Assistance System, an early warning system for on-road vehicles.
Mobileye’s collision avoidance technology will assist in protecting drivers, passengers and other road users, including the most vulnerable – pedestrians and cyclists.
Mobileye is set to be purchased by Intel for 20.4 billion AUD later this year. It consists of a forward-facing visual sensor that constantly monitors the road ahead.
Using artificial vision, the system is capable of human-level perception and actuation to provide drivers with real-time alerts for tailgating, forward collision, speed limit indication, lane departure and pedestrian and bicycle collisions.
FleetSafe is a division of 1800CARKIT Pty Ltd and is the Authorised Distributor and National Installer of Mobileye’s technology across Australia and New Zealand, with facilities in all capital cities.
FleetSafe will instal the technology into more than 1000 CDC buses.
FleetSafe managing director, Clive Rogers, comments, “collision avoidance technology is currently available on new car models from every manufacturer. Mobileye’s aftermarket solution allows the same levels of safety to be added to older vehicles such as large fleets of buses, trucks and vans.”
“Working with CDC has given us another opportunity to apply this life-saving and award-winning global technology to vehicles on Australian roads. The more vehicles that are fitted with this system, the safer our roads will become for all users.”
Nick Yap, CEO of CDC Victoria, says, “we’re pleased to invest in technology to enhance the safety of our drivers, passengers, and other road users in the communities that we serve.”
“Australian roads are becoming increasingly congested and we are taking a step towards the future of transportation technology. Mobileye’s technology is an investment towards safer roads and safety is our primary focus.”
Through the driver alerts, the Mobileye system also reinforces positive driving habits and has been proven to change driver behaviour resulting in a significantly lower-risk driving environment.
Yap concludes, “CDC’s adoption of Mobileye aligns well with the wider Federal and State Governments’ push towards innovative and technologically advanced transport solutions.”