Technology

Blind Spot Detection

Warns the driver that a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist has been detected in the vehicle’s blind spot.

Why We Need It

According to Transport for London (TfL), although Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) account for only 4% of the miles traveled within London, they are responsible for 50% of cyclist fatalities and 23% of pedestrian fatalities. TfL also notes that the large blind spots associated with these vehicles are a major contributory factor in collisions.

How Blind Spot
Detection Works

Mobileye Shield+ has cameras placed around the vehicle continuously monitoring the driving environment in order to detect pedestrians and cyclists hidden in the vehicle’s blind spots, and upon detection alerts the driver to take action.

A yellow visual signal warns the driver that a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist has been detected in the vehicle’s blind spot and to act with caution.
A red visual signal accompanied by an audio alert warn the driver of the risk of an imminent collision and of the need to take immediate preventative action.