Mobileye: Driving in urban areas

Managing a fleet that is mobilized in an urban environment, involves mobilizing your drivers around a more complicated traffic that has different disadvantages, such as badly maintained bull backs, reckless pedestrians, bad traffic lights, which makes the traffic more dangerous than a highway environment.

According to a NHTSA report (2016)In the United States, the high concentration of vulnerable road users in cities caused 72 per cent of pedestrian deaths and 68 per cent of cyclist deaths in urban areas that year.

For this reason, we give you the best advice so that you can help your drivers to navigate and drive safely in the dangers of an urban area, with the help of Mobileye collision avoidance systemThe system has 6 different alerts that warn the driver about proximity, pedestrians, speed, traffic signs, track exits and traffic light control.

  • Provide a good GPS

    Imagine all the dangerous situations that drivers can find themselves in simply not knowing where they are going. From hard braking when you're not ready for a turn, to accidentally turning into a one-way street. All of this can be reduced by a good GPS systemThe "Sailing" option: Allows drivers to concentrate on the road and not on the navigation.

  • Prepare your fleet in case of bad weather

    It affects driving everywhere, but in urban areas there are many more obstacles: pedestrians, cyclists, delivery trucks, floods, fallen trees, etc. This makes the preparation of the fleet even more important, the windscreen wipers and/or tyres become of vital importance, therefore, they must be checked to make sure they are in good condition. Bad weather can also increase braking distances, so a system to avoid collisions and detect blind spots can help drivers stay safe.

  • Avoiding driver fatigue

    Crashes and collisions are generally associated with fatigue from long road journeys, but urban driving is also severely affected by fatigue. A London studio of city bus drivers, published in 2019, showed that 21% of drivers had to struggle to stay awake while driving two or three times a week and the 5% had been involved in at least one accident due to fatigue.

  • Detection of blind spots

    Large vehicles such as buses, buses and trucks have larger blind spots, so it is essential that drivers are properly trained to be aware of them. This is why a system such as Mobileye that alerts cyclists and pedestrians in these blind spots is essential for transport in the city.

  • Having an anti-collision system

    The Mobileye 6 Series offers five safety features, including urban frontal crash warning, specially designed to prevent or mitigate collisions in high traffic. The visual and audio warnings are designed to capture the driver's attention within vital seconds, averaging 2.5 seconds before a collision can occur, but can be modified to alert in the number of seconds required by the driver. The most important feature of the integrated pedestrian and cyclist detection system in MobileyeThe main reason for this is that it constantly monitors the blind spots of the vehicle and the road ahead, ignoring inanimate objects to avoid false alarms.

A suitable system such as Mobileye can help with many of these problems and thus solve the headaches of managers and fleet managers.