In 2016, 175,791 road accidents occurred in Italy resulting in death or injury, with 3,283 deaths.¹
Even though Italy experienced an overall decrease of 4.2% compared to 2015, there was an increase in the number of collisions among vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and moped drivers.
ACI (Automobile Club of Italy) and SARA Assicurazioni decided to take action by promoting Mobileye’s collision avoidance system.
Fleet Managers are torn in different directions – you’ve got to keep your drivers safe and your fleet running at peak efficiency, while at the same time balancing a tight budget. One example of this balancing act is the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or collision avoidance systems in fleet vehicles.
Safer Journeys for 12 million sanwiches
One of the UK’s largest food distributors is using Mobileye’s safety technology to make journeys safer for its drivers and other road users.
Hino Motors, one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles – including trucks, buses and diesel engines – is enhancing the safety of vehicles with Mobileye®’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS). In a clear demonstration of confidence in the Mobileye brand, the Mobileye 6-series CAS was selected by Hino who will offer it to fleet customer in the Japanese market.
Following extensive market research, Transgourmet Germany has chosen Mobileye collision avoidance technology for its vehicle fleet.
When we get in our cars and buckle our seatbelts, or step onto a bus and hold the hand grip, we don't tend to think about the vast number of safety features protecting us. The development and enforcement of automotive safety features is often taken for granted. It is mind-boggling to think that not so long ago seatbelts or airbags weren’t mandatory and even after their introduction were only optional, or available for front-seat passengers only.
The development and implementation of automotive safety features throughout the 20th century and until today have without question helped to save countless lives. And as we close the first two decades of the 21st century we are witnessing both the quick development and wide adoption of increased safety standards around the globe.
As we move towards more sophisticated and essential safety features so does the world of safety regulation and legislation. Countries across the globe are increasingly expanding automotive regulation and safety practices as new technology becomes available.
One such recent case is a new mandate from the Japanese government.
ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC) is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, a land transport company operating over 45,300 vehicles. The group operates in seven countries, and in Australia, CDC operates in Victoria and New South Wales (NSW). CDC Victoria has more than 430 buses and coaches, over 800 employees and 6 depots throughout the state. CDC NSW operates more than 1,100 buses and coaches, with over 1,700 employees with 15 depots across NSW and Canberra.
What led you to explore collision avoidance for your buses?
"We believe that continuous innovation is essential to better serve the communities in which we operate. Innovation offers the opportunity to meet emerging challenges in the public transport industry with solutions that take advantage of new developments and technologies.
Additionally, with 90% of all Australian crashes caused by minor mistakes such as distraction, fatigue or being slightly above the speed limit, the installation of Mobileye across the fleet of CDC Victoria and CDC NSW aims to minimise at-fault incidents, prevent collisions and injuries, and potentially save lives." – ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC)
One of the highlights of this year's Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, was the much-anticipated unveiling of the new Terberg DTS UK "Urban Safe" Logistics vehicle. Created in partnership with sister company Dennis Eagle, it is the first ever refrigerated truck by Terberg DTS UK. But what it really represents, is a new level of dedication to safety in urban areas. Beyond slogans and campaigns, this vehicle is a tangible step toward truly reducing collisions in urban areas.
For Managing Director of Terberg DTS, Alisdair Couper, the Urban Safe is the fulfillment of a longtime dream. He told us,
"The vision was to design and build a truck to meet the ever changing needs of the urban supply chain logistics. Safety for both driver and vulnerable road users has been of the upmost importance and at the heart of the project."
Every single accident in a fleet is costly. In case of a collision, there are costs for repairing the damage, as well as numerous additional costs such as increased insurance premiums, sick pay, and lost productivity, just to name a few. A study done by an independent German traffic safety association found that the average cost of accidents after insurance is estimated to be £1,416 for passenger cars and £2,488 for trucks.
Keeping your drivers, vehicles, cargo and other motorists safe is a core responsibility of any fleet manager. That’s why enacting a safety programme not only fosters safety, but it also has the potential to reduce your operating costs, allowing for that capital to be invested elsewhere.