21 Jul 20

Ford to install Mobileye driver assist technology across global vehicle range

Ford has unveiled plans to install Mobileye driver assistance systems across the next generation of its worldwide product range.

The manufacturer will deploy Mobileye’s EyeQ sensing technology in forward collision warning systems; vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection; as well as lane-keeping features.

Lisa Drake, Ford’s chief operating officer, North America, said: “Providing people with extra confidence while driving is invaluable.”

The enhanced partnership with Mobileye will see Ford bring Level 1 and Level 2 autonomous driving systems to the road. The blue oval manufacturer will also incorporate Mobileye’s SYNC logo in its driver assist displays.

This is the first time that Ford has committed to Mobileye’s technology for the entire lifecycle of its next-generation vehicles, although the two companies have worked together for years.

In addition, Ford is evaluating the use of anonymised, crowd-sourced data from vehicle cameras to build a high-definition map. This information could then be accessed by vehicles and support driver-assist technology, including hands-free driving.

Authored by: Jonathan Manning