The danger of distractions while driving is well known. But what is inattentional blindness and are we all guilty of it? Mobileye® 8 Connect™ helps drivers avoid collisions by detecting hazards and issuing real-time alerts.
The NRMA and Mobileye are cooperating to install the Mobileye 6 collision avoidance system in NRMA vans, protecting the drivers while they are out there helping others
By adopting advanced collision avoidance systems, fleet managers can take full advantage of recent advances in both telematics and artificial intelligence.
While collision avoidance systems have been on the market for years, and shown themselves effective at improving fleet safety, for many fleet managers they are a mysterious piece of tech under their vehicle’s bonnet. So let’s take a look at how our collision avoidance systems work.
Distracted driving is now one of the greatest threats on our roads. Learn five ways to combat this phenomena, keeping both your drivers and others safe.
In 2016, 175,791 road accidents occurred in Italy resulting in death or injury, with 3,283 deaths.¹
Even though Italy experienced an overall decrease of 4.2% compared to 2015, there was an increase in the number of collisions among vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and moped drivers.
ACI (Automobile Club of Italy) and SARA Assicurazioni decided to take action by promoting Mobileye’s collision avoidance system.
Fleet Managers are torn in different directions – you’ve got to keep your drivers safe and your fleet running at peak efficiency, while at the same time balancing a tight budget. One example of this balancing act is the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or collision avoidance systems in fleet vehicles.
Safer Journeys for 12 million sanwiches
One of the UK’s largest food distributors is using Mobileye’s safety technology to make journeys safer for its drivers and other road users.
Hino Motors, one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles – including trucks, buses and diesel engines – is enhancing the safety of vehicles with Mobileye®’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS). In a clear demonstration of confidence in the Mobileye brand, the Mobileye 6-series CAS was selected by Hino who will offer it to fleet customer in the Japanese market.
Following extensive market research, Transgourmet Germany has chosen Mobileye collision avoidance technology for its vehicle fleet.
When we get in our cars and buckle our seatbelts, or step onto a bus and hold the hand grip, we don't tend to think about the vast number of safety features protecting us. The development and enforcement of automotive safety features is often taken for granted. It is mind-boggling to think that not so long ago seatbelts or airbags weren’t mandatory and even after their introduction were only optional, or available for front-seat passengers only.
The development and implementation of automotive safety features throughout the 20th century and until today have without question helped to save countless lives. And as we close the first two decades of the 21st century we are witnessing both the quick development and wide adoption of increased safety standards around the globe.
As we move towards more sophisticated and essential safety features so does the world of safety regulation and legislation. Countries across the globe are increasingly expanding automotive regulation and safety practices as new technology becomes available.
One such recent case is a new mandate from the Japanese government.
One of the highlights of this year's Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, was the much-anticipated unveiling of the new Terberg DTS UK "Urban Safe" Logistics vehicle. Created in partnership with sister company Dennis Eagle, it is the first ever refrigerated truck by Terberg DTS UK. But what it really represents, is a new level of dedication to safety in urban areas. Beyond slogans and campaigns, this vehicle is a tangible step toward truly reducing collisions in urban areas.
For Managing Director of Terberg DTS, Alisdair Couper, the Urban Safe is the fulfillment of a longtime dream. He told us,
"The vision was to design and build a truck to meet the ever changing needs of the urban supply chain logistics. Safety for both driver and vulnerable road users has been of the upmost importance and at the heart of the project."
Every single accident in a fleet is costly. In case of a collision, there are costs for repairing the damage, as well as numerous additional costs such as increased insurance premiums, sick pay, and lost productivity, just to name a few. A study done by an independent German traffic safety association found that the average cost of accidents after insurance is estimated to be £1,416 for passenger cars and £2,488 for trucks.
Keeping your drivers, vehicles, cargo and other motorists safe is a core responsibility of any fleet manager. That’s why enacting a safety programme not only fosters safety, but it also has the potential to reduce your operating costs, allowing for that capital to be invested elsewhere.