Thanks to technological advances, various road safety devices are being created in different qualities, from rear view cameras integrated into new vehicles to state-of-the-art devices such as Mobileye.
Mobileye is an Israeli-based company recently acquired by Intel, an American international company, which is dedicated to developing advanced driver assistance systems, such as solutions for driving and self-learning, third eye vision, data collection and analysis, among other accident prevention and mitigation tools.
Their star product is the Mobileye collision prevention systemIts state-of-the-art technology helps companies to mitigate, prevent and reduce the rate of accidents. Its vision sensor is aimed at observing and alerting the driver of large vehicles, such as trucks, which generally have dangerous blind spots.
By reducing the accident rate in a fleet, the company is immediately benefited: there are no unexpected expenses, insurance collections, repairs, out of service vehicles, lawsuits, among other situations detrimental to the company.
Its operation is based on a constant analysis of the road on which the vehicle is circulating, possible dangers, dangerous approaches, braking, lane exits, risk of collision or accidents with pedestrians, or cyclists.
To warn the driver, the device emits sound, vibration and visual alerts. Among these alerts are:
Head-on collision warning (FCW)
The system sends a visual and audio alert when it detects an impending collision. This is issued up to 2.7 seconds before a collision occurs. The FCW alert is based on the calculation of the collision time with the vehicle in front, taking into account distance to the vehicle and speed of travel.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Visual and audio alert when a lane change occurs without signaling.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Warning (PCW)
Visual and audio alert for imminent collision with pedestrian or cyclist The collision time is calculated and if it is less than 2 seconds, a PCW is generated.
Safety Distance Monitoring (HDW)
It monitors the distance from the vehicle in front, and when it is 2.5 seconds or less, issues an alert if the distance is less or equal.
Speed limit indicator
Look for speed limit signs along the road. When the driver exceeds it, a visual indicator alerts them, acting as a reminder for the driver to maintain a safe and legal speed.