Mobileye Aftermarket, a division of Mobileye N.V., announced that Proterra Inc., provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, will offer factory installation of the aftermarket collision avoidance solution in its 2016 models.
The Mobileye Aftermarket system provides collision prevention and mitigation by warning drivers of potential incidents before they happen. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, 93% of accidents are due to human error. An alert system such as Mobileye can give a distracted driver the opportunity to avoid a collision or mitigate its severity, according to the company.
“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.”
The safety benefits of collision avoidance systems like Mobileye Aftermarket have been proven to reduce collisions and the injuries and fatalities involved.
In addition to the forward collision warning, the Mobileye Aftermarket system also offers pedestrian and cyclist detection, which is critical in urban environments, headway monitoring to avoid tailgating, lane departure warning to help avoid drifting, and speed limit indication.
“The Mobileye Aftermarket system acts as an added layer of protection for Proterra’s drivers,” said Michael Backman, GM, Mobileye Aftermarket USA. “Mobileye is proven to improve driver behavior, leading to a lower risk of collisions and generating savings in operational costs.”
This factory-installed option integrates the Mobileye Aftermarket system with the OEM LCD cluster in the dashboard, providing clear visibility for the driver and maintaining the integrity of the dash. Tactile feedback will also be integrated into the OEM steering wheel.