A sophisticated collision avoidance system for heavy vehicles will offer your vehicles strategically placed multi-vision smart cameras and interior display modules which alert the driver both visually and audibly if a pedestrian, other vehicle or cyclist is in the driver’s blind spot.
Difficult road conditions
Often heavy vehicles have to navigate freeway driving at high speeds to having to slow down very fast to contend with bumper-to-bumper traffic in city and built up areas.
It only takes less than three seconds for a driver to be distracted and more than 85 per cent of accidents occur because of this.
As with any heavy vehicle on the road, safety is paramount. Not only must the heavy vehicle driver be aware of often difficult road conditions, they must be aware of other vehicles, pedestrians, blind spots, motorbikes and cyclists and unexpected mishaps such as someone running out on the road between two parked cars. In 2017, nearly 16 per cent of all Australian road deaths involved heavy vehicles.
By reducing your heavy vehicle accidents every year, you lower the cost and claims associated with those incident and reduce insurance and maintenance costs which can be hefty. Heavy vehicle fleet safety for your business is about making your enterprise safer, more efficient, more productive and cost-effective.
The best collision detection system will have the capacity to implement image recognition software to reduce unnecessary warnings, which can desensitise drivers over time.
What Mobileye Shield +™ does instead is only alert drivers if a collision is imminent with vulnerable road users, not inanimate objects.
The main features of Mobileye Shield+, which can be retrofitted to any heavy vehicle, are:
- Pedestrian and cyclist collision warning
- Forward collision warning
- Headway monitoring warning
- Lane departure warning
- Speed limit Indicator
Drivers’ habits recorded
This collision avoidance system includes a full telematics system which tracks the vehicle and reports all warnings made by the Mobileye System to your fleet management system, providing fleet managers with valuable information about their drivers’ daily driving behaviour.
To find out more about Mobileye for your fleet, contact one of our ICT Consultants here.