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Mobileye Looks to Stop Trucks, Buses from Striking Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Driving a huge truck or bus around metropolitan streets carries a number of threats, and not just to someone behind the wheel. Wide turns and huge blind spots can make it a real difficulty to spot challenges, whether telephone poles, bicycles or pedestrians. A system developed by Mobileye N.V., a tech company based in Tel Aviv, could enhance truck safety by helping huge automobiles area obstacles. Both New york city and London are checking the innovation in buses on their busy streets. “This technology could be a genuine game-changer in preventing collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists, which is a big problem in cities,” said Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Dubbed Mobileye Guard Plus, it uses a set of cams strategically mounted on the exterior of a vehicle to see exactly what the driver might miss out on. If there’s a risk of impact, it sounds an alert and flashes a caution to show where a covert barrier is prowling. The technology could readily be embraced for use on big trucks, according to Lior Sethon, a senior executive with Mobileye. The launch of Guard Plus offers Mobileye the opportunity to enter a totally brand-new market. The Israeli firm is a pioneer in vision-based advanced motorist support systems for vehicles. Its EyeQ and EyeQ2 camera-on-a-chip sensors are utilized by virtually every significant automaker– consisting of Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen. It is also dealing with GM, Nissan and VW to establish innovative, 3-D maps that will be required by self-governing automobiles. However it is brand-new to the bus and truck market. Mobileye’s obstacle will be to obtain bus and truck fleet operators to accept the expense, said Stephanie Brinley, an analyst with IHS Automotive. The system costs in between $5,000 and $6,000 per automobile to set up. Another obstacle is that “the lifecycle for trucks and buses is so long that it might take a while to get such innovation out on the road,” Brinley stated. Mobileye is hoping numerous fleet operators will opt to add the …
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“> See all stories on this subject Just one in eight truck fleet managers have ever altered brand names to get much better fuel performance Simply 3% of fleet managers in Europe’s two most significant truck markets, France and Germany, have ever changed brands to obtain better fuel effectiveness– and in Europe’s ‘huge 5’ markets only 13% have ever done so, according to a GiPA survey of little and medium business. The figures do not come as a surprise after a 20-year stagnancy in European truck fuel economy and EU efficiency requirements are had to strengthen competitors in the market, said sustainable transportation group Transport & Environment, which commissioned the study. The marketplace survey comes as the EU is set to issue the most significant cartel fine in its history to Europe’s biggest truckmakers for supposedly repairing prices and postponing the intro of technologies to manage air pollution in between 1997 and 2011. Also throughout that duration, brand-new truck fuel performance and CO2 emissions hardly improved. [1] CO2 emissions are directly connected to the fuel economy of automobiles with internal-combustion engines, with more fuel-efficient vehicles emitting less greenhouse gas. 5 companies control the EU truck market; Volkswagen Group (MALE and Scania), Volvo Group (Volvo and Renault), Mercedes Benz, DAF, and Iveco. William Todts, freight director at sustainable transportation group Transport & Environment, spokened: “It should come as not a surprise that 7 from eight fleet supervisors do not think that another brand name can help them save fuel. Fuel economy of brand-new trucks has actually remained stagnant for 20 years now. The ongoing emissions cartel case illustrates how cosy the marketplace has been, to the hinderance of their consumers and the environment.” While trucks make up less than 5% of all cars on the road, they are accountable for 25% of roadway transportation’s fuel usage and carbon emissions. Satisfying the EU’s 2030 climate targets in addition to the more tough targets of the Paris environment offer will need major efforts in the roadway freight sector. William Todts concluded: “There is a limitation to what the market alone can …
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