Altech Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), announced today that it is extending its digital product portfolio to include the integration of Mobileye’s vision-based Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS). Mobileye, an Intel Company, is the global leader in the development of vision-based technology for ADAS and autonomous driving systems. This collaboration is also in partnership with Road Eye Systems, an official Mobileye distributor in South Africa.
Altech Netstar offers a wide range of digitally connected fleet and telematics solutions into Africa and Australia. “The addition of this leading edge ADAS technology to our fleet telematics ecosystem offers our customers advanced driver safety management, by providing drivers with in-vehicle collision prevention and mitigation alerts. Driver behaviour and trend analysis is available online through our telematics platform in support of continual safety improvement programs,” says Harry Louw, Managing Director of Altech Netstar. Mobileye’s technology is used in over 20 million vehicles world-wide, including leading OEMs such as BMW, Audi, Renault, Nissan, GM and others.
Mobileye's vision-based collision avoidance system assists drivers by alerting them prior to a potential accident or danger on the road. These visual and audio alerts allow the driver enough time to react and avoid or mitigate the potential collision altogether.
The system monitors four main areas: forward collision alert, safe following distance, unintended lane departure, and pedestrian and cyclist collision warning.
Alerts play a significant role in the reduction in the number of forward collision (or rear end) accidents. A study conducted by AXA insurance concluded that a simple early warning of 1.5 seconds prior to the incident can prevent 90% of rear-end collisions.
"Mobileye is delighted that our world-class collision avoidance system will be offered as part of Altech Netstar's portfolio of cutting-edge technologies. By offering Mobileye's ADAS technology, it is clear that Altech Netstar believes in increased vehicle safety and in the safety of South African road users. Together, we aim to combat the high fatality rate on South African roads," said Jason Bloom, Mobileye Regional Manager.