BTS21: Making trucks safer

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Mobileye distributor FleetSafe will unveil the next generation in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show

BTS21: Making trucks safer
The Mobileye 8 and Spotto radar will be available to see on FleetSafe’s stand

Mobileye, an Intel company, is a market leader in ADAS, supplying 27 car and truck manufacturers (OEM) and most Tier-1 integrators, it says.

Mobileye also offers a range of aftermarket ADAS solutions, compatible with the majority of truck models, which can be retrofitted in only a few hours.

New for 2021 is the Mobileye 8 Series. Powered by the latest EyeQ4 processor, Mobileye 8 is smarter, faster and more accurate than its predecessor, it says. Incorporating upgraded camera technology, Mobileye 8 sees further and wider than previous models, and is now able to detect pedestrians and cyclist at night or in low light conditions.

Mobileye uses AI and computer vision to watch the road in front of the vehicle and assists the driver in preventing collisions with other vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Another safety feature is lane departure warning – helping combat the effects of fatigue and distraction and the most common cause of single vehicle and run-off fatalities. Mobileye also reads posted and electronic speed signs, and will alert the driver when exceeding the posted speed limit.

Highly anticipated and following years of development, FleetSafe, the Australian distributor of Mobileye, will also be showcasing the Spotto blind spot radar at the Truck Show.

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Designed and developed in Australia, for local trucks operating in local conditions, the Spotto radar uses high-frequency microwave technology to monitor the blind area along the passenger side of a truck.

Scanning an area 3m x 12m into the adjacent lane and extending forward of the cabin, the Spotto radar will alert the driver when other vehicles or motorcycles are located within the detection zone.

The Spotto radar uses smart algorithms to differentiate between moving and stationary objects, and will ignore unwanted objects like guard rails, barriers and parked cars, when operating at speeds above 30km/h, minimising false alerts, FleetSafe states.

At speeds below 30km/h, the Spotto radar reduces its detection zone to 1.5m x 3m and will monitor both stationary and moving objects, including pedestrians and cyclists.

This function is particularly beneficial when turning at intersections or maneuvering in the yard where the driver may not see these vulnerable road users.

The Mobileye 8 and Spotto radar systems are are available directly via FleetSafe or through official resellers.

Visit FleetSafe at Stand 294 Plaza to learn more about the latest safety technologies and how you can upgrade any truck to today’s safety specs. Or speak with your local truck dealer.

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