US: Geographic information system specialist Esri is to collaborate with advanced driver-assistance systems software provider Mobileye in a venture aimed at improving safety for road users in urban environments. This will see Esri’s mapping, analysis and visualization integrated with Mobileye’s Shield+ product.
Shield+ will stream road safety data retrieved from city fleets into Esri’s ArcGIS platform meaning incidents of pedestrians and cyclists being detected in blindspots can be viewed on the Mobileye Smart Mobility Dashboard. Shield+ alerts will be updated to the dashboard in real time, providing a city-wide view of pedestrian and cyclist safety.
This will allow users such as municipal bus drivers to receive alerts about imminent hazards seconds before a potential collision, and to have a better, safer awareness of the roads they travel. Mobileye director Nisso Moyal, said the direct uploading of geospatial events from Shield+ fitted to municipal vehicles will enable cities to anticipate and help prevent the next collision and managing their assets more efficiently.
As a part of this collaboration, Mobileye will give municipalities entering into new contracts with it the option to incorporate the analytics-based capability.