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Proterra electric buses to add Mobileye collision avoidance system


Mobileye Aftermarket has announced that electric bus maker Proterra will offer factory installation of Mobileye’s collision avoidance solution in its 2016 models.

According to NHTSA, 93% of accidents are due to human error. The Mobileye Aftermarket system is designed to give a distracted driver the opportunity to avoid a collision or mitigate its severity.

The factory-installed option integrates the Mobileye system with the LCD cluster in the dashboard, providing clear visibility for the driver, and also integrates tactile feedback into the steering wheel.

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Mobileye’s system offers not only forward collision warning, but also pedestrian and cyclist detection, headway monitoring to avoid tailgating, lane departure warning to help avoid drifting, and speed limit indication.

“Improving road safety for our customers and their communities is central to enhancing the performance of our vehicles,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. “Enhanced features like the Mobileye Aftermarket system provide drivers with a valuable tool to help mitigate accidents, which is critical for a bus full of passengers.”

Israel-based Mobileye is also a supplier for Tesla’s recently released Autopilot. CEO Ziv Aviram recently hinted that the company’s next-generation hardware suite could enable a wider range of autonomous features and maybe even completely autonomous driving.

“The appetite of the OEMs we work with is growing, and the first application is going to be much wider than what we planned,” said Aviram. “We see acceleration of the development and needs of our customers to present much more sophisticated systems.”


Source: Proterra via Green Car Congress, Electrek

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