CDC adopts Advanced Driver Assistance System


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Leading bus operator ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC) has become the largest bus company in Australia to adopt the Mobileye ‘Advanced Driver Assistance System’, an early warning system for on-road vehicles, in an initiative to enhance safety and decrease the risk of accidents by its drivers.

With 90 per cent of all Australian crashes caused by minor mistakes such as distraction, fatigue or being slightly above the speed limit, the installation of Mobileye across the fleet of CDC Victoria and CDC NSW aims to minimise at-fault incidents, prevent collisions and injuries, and potentially save Australian lives.

Being installed by FleetSafe into more than 1,000 CDC buses across Victoria and NSW, Mobileye’s collision avoidance technology will assist in protecting drivers, passengers and other road users, especially the most vulnerable – pedestrians and cyclists.

"We’re pleased to invest in technology to enhance the safety of our drivers, passengers, and other road users in the communities that we serve," CDC Victoria CEO Nick Yap says.

"Australian roads are becoming increasingly congested and we are taking a step towards the future of transportation technology. Mobileye’s technology is an investment towards safer roads and safety is our primary focus," he adds, noting CDC’s adoption of Mobileye aligns well with the wider federal and state governments’ push towards innovative and technologically advanced transport solutions.

Clive Rogers, managing director of FleetSafe – the sole installer of Mobileye across Australia and New Zealand – adds: "Collision avoidance technology is currently available on new car models from every manufacturer. Mobileye’s after-market solution allows the same levels of safety to be added to older vehicles such as large fleets of buses, trucks and vans."

Mobileye, a world-leader in collision avoidance software which was recently purchased by Intel for A$20.4 billion, consists of a forward-facing visual sensor that constantly monitors the road ahead and, using artificial vision, is capable of human-level perception and actuation to provide drivers with real-time alerts for tailgating, forward collision, speed limit indication, lane departure and pedestrian and bicycle collisions.

With the after-market system having the capacity to be retro-fitted onto any vehicle, once installed it requires no ongoing maintenance or updates and there are no additional costs.

Through the driver alerts, the system also reinforces positive driving habits and has been proven to change driver behaviour resulting in a significantly lower-risk driving environment.

Launched in 1999, there are now more than 15 million vehicles worldwide equipped with Mobileye.

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