Israel’s Mobileye will introduce Global RoadBook, its road experience management data-generation technology, in newly developed BMW Group 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,” according to a joint statement.
ADAS is already used by more than 25 automakers in 313 models.
“Camera-based ADAS systems are already making the roads safer. 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,” said Prof. Amnon Shashua, chairman and CTO of Mobileye.
In addition, Mobileye technology to support sensing, mapping and driving policy is integral to its partnership with BMW and Intel to produce fully autonomous vehicles planned for 2021.
In other Mobileye news, the company recently installed its collision-avoidance technology in 4,500 for-hire vehicles (such as those available through popular apps including Uber and Lyft) in New York City.
In addition, Mobileye will outfit public buses in Columbus, Ohio, the winning city in the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge, with its Shield+ vision-sensor system for pedestrian collision avoidance in public transit systems.