Report examines the status of Mobileye blind spot warning systems and their acceptance after pilot project testing during the Smart Cities Initiative.
A vision-based advanced driver assistance system being developed by Mobileye uses cameras strategically placed around the perimeter of a vehicle to improve blind-spot detection on both cars and trucks. Thousands of units have been installed on large trucks and buses since the technology was introduced during the Smart Cities Initiative program. During this initiative, the technology was installed to improve safety in big cities where large vehicle collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists is a major problem.
According to a firm that tracks automotive sales and production trends (IHS Automotive) a challenge will be to get bus and truck fleet operators to accept the cost of the technology which can range from $5,000 and $6,000 per vehicle to install (including all equipment and cabling).
Mobileye blind spot warning system: $5K - $6K per vehicle