The Israeli tech company Mobileye will introduce Global RoadBook, its road management data-generation technology, into newly developed BMW models entering the market in 2018.
The technology will provide real-time info on traffic density, potential road hazards, weather conditions, on-street parking, and other data.
“This agreement to crowdsource real-time data using vehicles equipped with [Mobileye’s] camera-based Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) technology is a critical enabler for autonomous driving through next-generation high-definition (HD) maps aimed at making driving safer and more efficient for consumers,” a joint statement explained.
ADAS is already used by more than 25 automakers in 313 models.
“Camera-based ADAS systems are already making the roads safer,” said Prof. Amnon Shashua, chairman and CTO of Mobileye. “Global RoadBook is an initiative to utilize data from these cameras to create the high-definition maps required to make the next generation of autonomous driving a reality, in an inclusive way which will create an industry standard.”
Mobileye technology is already being used by BMW to produce fully autonomous vehicles planned for 2021.
The company recently installed its collision-avoidance technology in 4,500 for-hire vehicles in New York City. Mobileye will also outfit public buses in Columbus, Ohio with its Shield+ vision-sensor system for pedestrian collision avoidance.
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