Mobileye Launches New Collision Prevention System
According to the company which manufactures it, C2-270 can detect everything but terrorists: pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and lane markings. Mobileye comprises a mobile camera, mounted behind the windshield, which is used to monitor the road ahead.
Being connected to a display, the camera shows the driver everything it sees and, to make sure the human understand what he is seeing, the system begins flashing icons and ringing bells to alert the person behind the wheel about the danger.
Mobileye says the audio warnings kick in up to 2.7 seconds before impact, so a good eye-to-feet coordination is required.
“The Mobileye C2-270(TM) has unprecedented alert capabilities for drivers." Isaac Litman, CEO of Mobileye Products said.
"And best of all, drivers can drive reassured with the feeling that an extra eye is constantly at work in the car, giving them another line of defense in an increasingly dangerous road environment."
What we find to be really neat with this system is not all of the above, but the fact that it is an aftermarket gadget. Meaning you can buy it and install it in your car. To Mobileye's credit, the software algorithms used in the C2-270 system are pretty much the same as the ones used in systems produced by BMW, GM, Volvo and Nissan.