Mobileye technology to aid humanitarian efforts

April 9, 2013

With 93% of casualties among humanitarian aid workers the result of vehicle accidents, Fleet Forum, an independent knowledge center focused on improving the safety and efficiency of humanitarian vehicle fleets, has decided to adopt Mobileye vehicle technology.

Mobileye provides advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Jointly with Fleet Forum, Mobileye will launch the Fleet Safety pilot program.

Mobileye will install its technology in humanitarian vehicles for a six-month testing period, after which all data will be evaluated by Fleet Forum.

A report conducted by the UN General Assembly found that 93% of casualties and 80% of injuries among the UN’s humanitarian workers were the result of road accidents.

“Driver safety is a mission critical concern for humanitarian organizations,” said Rose van Steijn, programme manager of Fleet Forum. “By enabling these organizations to improve driver safety and avoid road accidents, we are allowing them to increase their reach and impact.”

The Mobileye solution uses monocular vision technology, including object (pedestrian and vehicle) detection, lane detection, traffic signs recognition, and high/low beams control. These technologies are powered by Mobileye’s System-on-Chip (EyeQ) and provide a multitude of applications running in parallel. Some features of the solution include lane detection technology, lane-keeping and traffic-jam assist, forward-collision-warning, as well as collision mitigation by brake.

These features form the basis of a technology that is able to process driving conditions in real time and alert the driver as needed, the company said.

“Mobileye’s aftermarket technology is the most advanced safety solution available to retrofit both personal and commercial vehicles,” said Iain Levy, director of regional development for Mobileye. “We are proud to take a central part in this project to help protect the lives of humanitarian workers and enable them to complete their humanitarian work safely.”

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