Los Angeles – June 21, 2011 – Mobileye, Inc., the market leader in driver safety systems and collision prevention and mitigation technologies, today announced it was selected by Dart Transit Co. to equip its fleet of over-the-road trucks with Mobileye’s collision avoidance system.
Mobileye’s system features forward collision warning, headway monitoring warning, and lane departure warning capabilities, each helping alert drivers to potentially dangerous situations. With high-intensity, color-coded visual icons and audible alerts, the Mobileye system reinforces safe driving habits like turn signal usage, proper following distance and situational awareness, reducing the occurrence of accidents and related costs.
“Safety and customer service are Dart’s two top priorities,” said Gary Volkman, Vice President of Safety Compliance for Dart Transit Co. “After conducting research, we found Mobileye’s technology gave our independent contractors the tools to take safe driving to the next level. We believe Mobileye will help our drivers leave a safe following distance, maintain lane position and avoid distractions, making the roads safer for every driver as we provide our customers reliable service.”
Based on the same technology employed today by automakers worldwide, Mobileye’s system is a modern, comprehensive, single camera-based safety solution. The technology has generated widespread industry acclaim and is being adopted by many major fleets for its ability to reduce roadway incidents.
“Given that nearly 80 percent of crashes are due to distracted driving three seconds before an accident, Dart Transit made the decision to equip its fleet with our technology. We applaud their investment in prioritizing safety on the nation’s roadways,” stated Skip Kinford, Mobileye, Inc. CEO. “This technology not only improves safety for drivers and for those sharing the road, but our analysis has shown that our customers have enjoyed a very impressive return on investment.”
The Mobileye system employs a smart camera powered by the company’s proprietary chipset and algorithm, a speaker for audible alerts, and an unobtrusive and compact dash-mounted display for communication of visual alerts to the driver.
For more information about Mobileye, visit www.mobileye.com
Mobileye N.V. is headquartered in The Netherlands, with R&D in Israel and offices in the U.S., Cyprus and Japan. Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of advanced image sensing and processing technology for automotive and other applications, with a product offering covering the entire range of vision applications. Mobileye’s unique monocular vision platform works as a third eye to help drivers improve safety and avoid accidents, and has the potential to revolutionize the way we drive. Mobileye’s products of software algorithms bundled into the EyeQ system-on-chip can be found in BMW, General Motors and Volvo and other manufacturer’s vehicles. For more information, visit www.mobileye.com
About Dart Transit Company
Dart Transit Company is the nation’s 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and offers 48-state, dedicated, and regional service with 2,500 independent owner operators. It offers asset-based rail service through Dart Intermodal Inc., logistics and brokerage services through Advantage Transportation Inc., and storage services through Dart Advantage Warehousing Inc. and Dart Portable Storage Inc.
Publish Date 21/06/2011 Category Fleets Publisher Edelman U.S. for Mobileye Country United States