East West Express trucking company is incorporating Mobileye Vision Technologies safety systems in its fleet of 55 trucks. According to National Transportation Safety Board statistics, total cost of all large-truck crashes in the United States is more than $34 billion per year — or $3,994,096 per hour.
The current Mobileye AWS (Advance Warning System) product for fleets includes:
Lane departure warning (LDW), which responds to unintentional lane departures with the sound and feeling of a rumble strip.
Headway monitoring, which provides a constant reading to help drivers maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead. It provides a warning sound when the headway time is too short for safe driving.
Forward collision warning (FCW), which detects the target vehicles in front of the host car, monitors the distance and time to collision, and issues appropriate emergency warnings, both visually and audibly.
These-last features have never been offered to the field as a non-radar product, according to Mobileye.
In addition, Mobileye offers optional interfaces with USB ports to allow recordings on Flash memory of recent activities (eg, video and data capture of recent FCW warnings). This feature may be helpful for substantiating non-fault in case an accident occurs. For more details, access www.mobileye.com.