11 Jun 19

Mobileye launches retrofittable turning assistant

Mobileye and Knorr-Bremse TruckServices are launching a retrofittable turning assistant. The system is designed to improve the safety of heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs), among other things by eliminating the risk posed by the 'blind spot' when turning. 

The turning assistant consists of vehicle-mounted Vision Sensor cameras and uses intelligent real-time data calculation – thus generating results that are more reliable than those produced by ultrasonic- or radar-based solutions. 

The assistant, which comes with integrated driver assistance systems, is the result of a strategic partnership, using intelligent camera technology from Mobileye, an Intel company, and extending the HVC product range of Knorr-Bremse, a global leader in braking systems and other safety technology for rail transport and commercial vehicles. 

From 2022, EU law requires all new trucks and buses to be equipped with a turning assistant system. 

Authored by: Frank Jacobs