Today we’re celebrating a major milestone with the shipment of our 100 millionth EyeQ® chip. But that achievement means far more to us than just a number. For us here at Mobileye, a hundred million chips means a hundred million vehicles out on the road that are that much safer as a result of our technology. It means innumerable collisions averted, countless lives saved, and a world inestimably better off because of our innovations than it would be without them. And that is what drives us to continue innovating.
Driver Assistance: Technology to the Rescue
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems are proven to reduce the likelihood of road accidents. Forward Collision Warning, for example, has been shown to lower the incidence of front-to-rear crashes by 27 percent. Turn that passive safety feature into an active one like Automatic Emergency Braking and that number jumps to 50%, resulting in 56% fewer injuries. And those are just two of the many features supported by EyeQ, the System-on-Chip with a proven track record of ushering in game-changing innovations in driver-assistance technology.
Based on the industry-leading computer-vision technology encapsulated in EyeQ, Mobileye launched the first cost-effective, camera-only Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Highway Assist systems on the market (to name just a few). The list of features supported by EyeQ today is among the longest and most comprehensive in the industry. And we can barely fathom the number of accidents avoided and lives saved as a result of those technologies incorporated into so many vehicles driving – and driving safer – along the world’s roadways.
“We’re very proud to have reached this milestone, and grateful for the trust our customers have come to place in our technology,” Mobileye CEO Prof. Amnon Shashua commented on the occasion. “To have reached 100 million EyeQ chips is something we barely could have imagined when we started this company two decades ago. But this isn’t just a business achievement. For all of us here at Mobileye, this means 100 million vehicles avoiding countless collisions thanks to our technology. And this just sets the stage for so much more to come.”
The Self-Driving Revolution: We’ve Only Just Begun
As proud as we are of all that we’ve accomplished so far, we’re not about to sit back on the laurels of our achievements and let progress stop here. Not when road safety still has so much more room for improvement.
Every year, some 1.3 million people die in road accidents, with tens of millions more injured. Road accidents remain the leading cause of death among children and young adults worldwide.
It doesn’t have to be that way. A startling 94% of motor vehicle crashes are attributed to human error. Reducing the reliance on the inherent fallibility of human drivers stands to drastically decrease the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on the road even further. That’s the motivation that drives us here at Mobileye to keep innovating, improving, and finding new applications for our technology.
The latest generations of EyeQ promise to unlock a veritable self-driving revolution. And that in turn stands to save lives on an even greater scale than the driver-assistance technologies that have served as the stepping stones to the arrival of autonomous vehicles. So here’s to the first hundred million, to the next hundred million, and the collisions that can be avoided and lives that can be saved on the road to the future – when the benefits of self-driving technology will be available everywhere, in every way, to everyone.
Click here to read the official announcement in the Intel Newsroom.
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