Solution also allows vehicle and fleet owners the opportunity to review the driving behaviours of their operators
Together with Atlas Financial Holdings, Mobileye, a developer of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies, has equipped thousands of New York City-based rideshare vehicles with its collision avoidance systems.
These include rideshare vehicles, such as those available through popular apps including Uber and Lyft.
Beginning this month, 4,500 for-hire vehicles in the city will incorporate Mobileye’s technologies enabled by a high-resolution vision sensor that analyses potential dangerous scenarios in real-time, alerting drivers to impending collisions and giving them sufficient time to react, the company said.
Mobileye’s system integrates Pointer Telocation, a developer and operator of fleet and mobile resource management solutions, allowing vehicle and fleet owners the opportunity to review the driving behaviors of their operators.
“As the popularity of ridesharing continues to grow in cities across the country, it is imperative that these vehicles take advantage of new technologies designed to enhance the safety of drivers and passengers,” said Moran David, director of business development at Mobileye.
“[Our] system will provide vehicle owners and drivers peace of mind knowing that the most advanced technologies are in place to provide an extra layer of safety and protection to drivers and their passengers. We look forward to working closely with our partners to prevent collisions across the city, while improving the driving behavior of operators.”
The introduction of Mobileye technology across for-hire vehicles in New York City follows a series of recent accomplishments for its aftermarket division that have included a partnership with the US Department of Transportation as well as pioneering pilot programs in cities across the country.
Through Mobileye’s partnership with the USDOT as part of the Smart City Challenge, a competition to award one US city with $40m in grants to support advanced transportation projects, Mobileye was chosen to outfit the winning city’s public bus systems with its Shield+ technology, a vision sensor system engineered specifically for pedestrian collision avoidance in public transit systems.
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