Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement
MUNICH — Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the commercial vehicle aftermarket segment of Knorr-Bremse, a global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, and Intel company Mobileye have recently launched the next generation of their retrofittable turning assistant, ProFleet Assist+ Gen 2.
ProFleet Assist+ Gen 2 employs algorithms that have been optimized with the aid of artificial intelligence – its numerous enhancements offer even greater protection for vulnerable road users.
Along with eight other retrofittable turning assistants for commercial vehicles, ProFleet Assist+ Gen 2 was recently tested by the German Automobile Club ADAC and placed in the top three. One key reason for this ranking was the system’s ability to reliably distinguish between vulnerable road users and other objects, minimizing the number of false alerts.
“We’re delighted to launch together with Mobileye the next generation of our retrofittable turning assistant,” said Bernd Spies, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems. “This enables us to make an important contribution to greater traffic safety and help defuse situations with a high risk of accidents. EyeQ4, the next-gen computer vision processor from our partner company Mobileye, can identify more objects simultaneously, and reacts faster and more reliably to hazardous situations.”
ProFleet Assist+ Gen 2 side cameras with enhanced features
Alexander Wagner, Vice President Aftermarket / TruckServices EMEA at Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, added: “The enhanced image-processing capabilities of the latest processor generation mean that even in difficult lighting conditions, for example at night with only the vehicle’s or street lighting available, the side cameras are better able to capture hazards. At the same time, a heating element built into the side cameras ensures trouble-free operation even in sub-zero temperatures.”
The side cameras provide clear coverage of the danger zone – the driver’s blind spot – during turning maneuvers. In critical situations, the retrofittable turning assistant draws the driver’s attention to potential hazards by showing warnings on a side display in the cab. This is positioned in such a way that the driver has a clear view of it when turning.
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