Ford will collaborate with Mobileye for future collision avoidance technology

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Jeremy Korzeniewski
July 20th, 2020
Ford will collaborate with Mobileye for future collision avoidance technology


Ford will collaborate with Intel's autonomous driving unit, Mobileye, to develop an improved collision avoidance system for its future Co-Pilot360 Technology packages. Ford says the project will lead to Level 1 and Level 2 driver-assistance systems in Ford vehicles globally.

In a statement, Ford explained that "Level 1 systems are defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers as automating a single part of the driving experience, such as steering or acceleration/deceleration, while Level 2 systems provide both steering and acceleration/braking support." In both cases, drivers are still required to "supervise performance of the vehicle," says the automaker.

Ford said the collaboration with Mobileye will be to develop improved camera-based collision warning, detection of vehicles and pedestrians and lane-keeping features for its vehicles, including F-150 and Mustang Mach-E cars.

The carmaker said Mobileye will provide its EyeQ sensing technology along with a vision-processing software to support Ford's Co-Pilot360 system as well as a hands-free driving feature that will be introduced next year. Ford will include Mobileye's logo in driver-assist communication displays and is also considering using its Roadbook map system, which uses anonymized, crowd-sourced data from vehicle cameras.

Material from Reuters was used in this report.

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