The statistics surrounding the causes of collisions are familiar by now:
- 94% of collisions are due to human error (1)
- 40% of rear-end collisions have no brake application (1)
- Nearly 80% of crashes involve some form of driver inattention three seconds before the event (1)
- 60% of road fatalities are due to unintentional lane departure (2)
These numbers imply that just a matter of a few seconds could make the difference between a collision and a near miss. In fact, research has shown just that - an early warning of as little as 1.5 seconds could prevent 90% of rear-end collisions. (3)
The real-time alerts of the Mobileye® Shield+™ Collision Avoidance System give drivers those crucial seconds necessary to avoid or mitigate a potential collision. Mobileye performs advanced driver scene interpretations and analyzes the risk of collision with another vehicle, cyclist, or pedestrian. When a threat is detected, Mobileye warns the driver with visual and audible alerts - in real time.
The Shield+ Collision Avoidance System includes four safety features:
Dynamic Blind Spot Detection
The System also monitors the vehicle’s blind spots for pedestrians and cyclists. Driving a waste or recycling vehicle comes with its challenges. There is limited visibility, greater turn radii, and city streets and crosswalks are crowded with pedestrians and cyclists who are often distracted. Shield+ warns drivers when pedestrians or cyclists are hidden in these blind spots, giving the driver crucial seconds to avoid or mitigate a collision. Combined with its user-friendly design and almost 96% (1) accuracy, drivers quickly adapt to the System and appreciate the improvement in safety for themselves, their riders, and the public at large.
The human and financial impact of collisions is high. Find out how easy and affordable safety can be.
(3): AXA Accident Research, February 2009