Last year I reported on a long term test I was going to do with the Mobileye people. This little bundle of electronics is in a small box that sits in front of the rear vision mirror, and looks down the road with the same angle of view as myself.
I have always been of the opinion that it is better to have a fence at the top of the cliff, rather than an ambulance at the bottom. Mobileye is that fence.
Mobileye communicates with me by sounding bells, chimes, rings and doing all but shake me. It also has a little monitor which tells me if my speed is such that I am too close to the car in front, and it also tells me if I have wandered out of my lane without indicating. The monitor will tell me that there is a pedestrian who I might like to avoid.
There is no guesswork with Mobileye’s view of the situations one can find one’s self in. If it tells me I have wandered out of the lane (again), then I have. It’s that simple. I also have learned to trust it, and when it gives me a warning, but I can’t instantly see what it is, I put myself on immediate alert. That has been worth a couple of near-misses that could have been fender-benders.
What I also like is when the Mobileye “sees” an immediate danger, the bells really start to chime, fast and loud. Undoubtedly, this is a good investment for all drivers, me included. An excellent use of technology in safety.
If you would like to learn more, contact:
General Manager, RMA Trading Co., Ltd.
Head of Purchasing, RMA Group
T: +66 3849-0123 ext: 1101
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