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Old 8th November 2016, 10:25   #1
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Zoomcar has joined hands with Mobileye N.V., an Israel-based firm that deals in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Under this agreement, Zoomcar will be equipping its cars with Mobileye ADAS units that are claimed to help in avoiding road accidents that occur due to driver inattention.

Mobileye ADAS system provides three types of primary warnings - lane departure, headway monitoring and forward collision, and two secondary alerts - pedestrian crossing warning and speed limit indication. It uses a small camera mounted on the inside of the front windshield. The output of this camera is fed to an image processing software that analyses and judges dangerous situations, and thus provides prior warnings to the driver.

Currently, Zoomcar has equipped Mobileye systems in 40 Mahindra and Ford vehicles in New Delhi. The program will be expanded to other metro cities as well. The company aims to study the performance of these systems, and eventually scale up to fitting it in more than 10,000 cars by the end of 2017.

Zoomcar has also installed an OBD-based device in its cars that sends real-time data regarding speed, braking, steering, fuel efficiency, etc. This data is used by the company to penalise customers exhibiting rash and unsafe driving. The company is aiming to improve occupant safety and vehicle health with these initiatives.

The self-drive car provider has also extended its partnership with ICICI Lombard for insurance.

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Way to go! I guess this was a much needed move after the cars were put to so much of abuse, rash driving and accidents. Also, they need to introduce active speed limiting instead of the current fine(which is reversed sometimes when the customer rants on FB ). This will reduce chances of collision where in many cases customers have oversped, lost control and totalled cars. But how far will the Mobileye alone help is something we should see.
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Mobileye ADAS system provides three types of primary warnings - lane departure, headway monitoring and forward collision, and two secondary alerts - pedestrian crossing warning and speed limit indication. It uses a small camera mounted on the inside of the front windshield. The output of this camera is fed to an image processing software that analyses and judges dangerous situations, and thus provides prior warnings to the driver.
You can never have enough safety on Indian roads!

Zoomcar must've learned the hard way that Indians don't handle other's property well (how much ever you debate, this is a fact). More than on-road safety, the trigger for this move would be protecting Zoomcar's own assets (i.e. cars). A system like Mobileye will have a psychological effect on drivers - knowing that your driving is being monitored will automatically make you drive safer. Am certain that Zoomcar got a killer deal on it (maybe even free or paid placement?) as the move will bring good awareness for Mobileye.

Would love to hear from BHPians on their experience with this Mobileye system. Here's a recent thread started by SmartCat - link (MobilEye 560: Aftermarket Pedestrian Detection & Collision Warning System).

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Not to mention, it may even have improved their insurance costs. I hope the speed limit is in the 120/125 range as it was. I am very happy with personally having to follow a 120 / 125 limit in India. 100 kmph feels stifling.
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Zoomcar must've learned the hard way that Indians don't handle other's property well (how much ever you debate, this is a fact). More than on-road safety, the trigger for this move would be protecting Zoomcar's own assets (i.e. cars). A system like Mobileye will have a psychological effect on drivers - knowing that your driving is being monitored will automatically make you drive safer. Am certain that Zoomcar got a killer deal on it (maybe even free or paid placement?) as the move will bring good awareness for Mobileye.
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Absolutely right. We Indians as a race, when un-supervised or when lurking about in Private circumstances, are probably the absolute WORST when it comes to respect for anyone else's property and/ or public property.
Undoubtedly, in this country, only a Physical "Danda" or now, in this case "Electronic Leash/ Danda" will work.
Now that the average car self drive renter will realise that he/ she is being monitored, I am sure he/she will be way more circumspect when it comes to driving carefully and taking care of the asset better.
Forget being politically correct on this - lets accept the fact, that we as a race require constant supervision and need to be "reined in" by "authority" else we are apt to go hog wild at the drop of a hat. Sheer Indiscipline and lack of cohesive respect for rules and regulations makes us what we are.

(Generally speaking, even the Southern Italians and the Southern French fellows are quite similar, truth be told.)
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