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ProFleet Assist+ from Knorr-Bremse TruckServices & Mobileye Improves Traffic Safety

Auto News - Published on Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Image Source: Knorr-Bremse Mobileye Pro-Fleet Assist+
As traffic on urban roads increases, so does the risk of accidents. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, as well as new road users like electric scooter riders, are all especially at risk. With its retrofittable turning assistant Pro-Fleet Assist+, powered by Mobileye & global market leader for braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle systems Knorr-Bremse is making another effective contribution to greater traffic safety in Europe. ProFleet Assist+, which features integrated assistance systems, is a joint offering from Knorr-Bremse TruckServices and Intel company Mobileye.

ProFleet Assist+ is a camera-based system which analyzes visual data from the vehicle’s environment in real-time. This analysis uses sophisticated computer-vision algorithms which have been designed to detect vulnerable road users. The software can tell, for example, if the object detected alongside the vehicle is a cyclist heading for the next intersection. Key features of the system include the side-mounted cameras that monitor the vehicle’s danger zone when it is about to make a turn, the blind spot, thereby allowing the system to warn the driver when a critical situation is identified. The warnings from the turning assistant appear on a side display in the cab which is optimally positioned in the driver’s field of vision when making a turn.

This advanced technology helps detect potential dangers in real time and thus minimizes the risk of accidents. The turning assistant technology also helps to boost drivers’ awareness of critical traffic situations, helping them to improve their driving style. As such, ProFleet Assist+ represents another important step towards Knorr-Bremse's vision of Zero Accidents on the roads.

Along with the turning assistant, ProFleet Assist+ offers five additional assistance functions that ease the strain on the driver. These include Forward Collision Warning, which warns drivers when there is an imminent risk of collision, be it on highways or in urban areas, and Lane Departure Warning, which provides visual and audio warnings when the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally, e.g. without the driver having activated the turn indicator. The system also includes Traffic Sign Recognition, which for example alerts drivers when they exceed the speed limit, as well as Headway Monitoring and Warning, and a Pedestrian Collision Warning function. This last function is optimized to detect pedestrians and cyclists in the path of the vehicle and can distinguish them from stationary objects. The driver is alerted to critical situations by visual and acoustic signals, giving the driver sufficient time to respond adequately to the situation.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 30 Jul 2020
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