Mobileye driver safety solution


The recently concluded CES saw thousands of gadgets, gizmos and even services offered to the masses, and it is virtually impossible to cover all grounds, even if you have a staff count like Engadget. The Mobileye driver safety solution is one nifty gadget that was paraded on the CES showfloor, where this unique solution intends to help drivers avoid and mitigate collisions, while enhancing the overall driver experience.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that majority of accidents occur because of driver inattention in a matter of three seconds right before a collision. While the airbag (which was invented nearly 45 years ago) offers protection for the driver from collisions, the new Mobileye 5-Series intends to take a more active approach with the mantra that “prevention is better than cure”, and in mitigating collisions, our highways should be safer for everyone.

The cutting-edge Mobileye systems comprise a smart camera and proprietary algorithms and microprocessor that will function in unison, detecting and alerting drivers to unintended lane departures, imminent collisions, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road. Heck, it is also smart enough to “read” speed limit signs, control your hi beams intelligently while alerting you of the most common forms of accidents – rear-end collisions. The third eye of technology, so to speak, and thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the Mobileye 5-Series will also be able to work in tandem with your smartphone to deliver visual alerts for critical conditions on the roads.

Other safety functions include Mobileye Lane Departure Warning that alerts you whenever you unintentionally veering into another lane, Mobileye Forward Collision Warning (FCW) that alerts you 2.7 seconds before a collision so that you can react accordingly, Mobileye Headway Monitoring and Warning (HMW) that delivers programmable visual and audio alerts before collisions, and Mobileye Pedestrian Collision Warning (PCW) that prevents or mitigates accidents during the daytime thanks to visual and audio warnings that kick in up to 2 seconds before an imminent collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist.

The Mobileye 5-Series is able to fit most types of new and existing passenger cars, trucks, buses, RVs, and will work regardless of whether the sun or moon is up.

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2 reviews or comments

Axotla Says: January 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

IOnRoad does the same thing in Android

Magpie5 Says: February 17, 2013 at 1:01 am

@Axotla – not exactly. The Mobileye is much more advanced and has many more features as well as being much more accurate.

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