Western Star Trucks has introduced the innovative ‘Mobileye 6 Series’ collision avoidance solution for all truck models from the versatile 4700 to the rugged 6900.
The Mobileye 6 Series solution incorporates a forward-facing camera that continually monitors the road, identifying potentially dangerous situations and providing alerts, and the ‘EyeWatch’ dash display which delivers visual alerts.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Mobileye and are confident that this offering will be favourably received by owner-drivers and fleets alike,” said Dale Christensen, brand manager – Western Star Trucks, Penske Australia.
“An active collision avoidance solution, the 6 Series package not only warns drivers with audio and visual alerts of potential hazards, but has also been shown to typically improve driver performance as drivers become accustomed to alerts and begin to anticipate them.
“For example, global studies have shown that collision avoidance systems, like Mobileye, could reduce rear-end collisions by up to 80%1.
“In addition to reducing collisions and thus costs associated with repairs and downtime, transport operators can also receive Mobileye-related data for training purposes when integrating Mobileye into third party telematics or fleet management systems.
“The Mobileye product is very flexible and is available to be retrofitted on Stars produced from 2011 onwards or installed on new units at the dealership.
“And for keen customers who purchase the Mobileye solution before the end of July, the installation cost will be completely waived.”
The Mobileye 6 Series solution incorporates various alert features including pedestrian and cyclist collision warning, headway monitoring and tailgating warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and speed limit indicator.
“Western Star Trucks is an iconic brand renowned for producing rugged trucks,” said Clive Rogers, managing director of FleetSafe, Australian distributor of Mobileye.
“It’s a pleasure to be working with the Western Star team to deliver this safety enhancement and provide truck drivers and fleet managers with an effective tool that can assist in reducing risk and preventing collisions on our roads.”
Western Star customers can contact their local selling dealer for more information on the Mobileye 6 Series solution. Visit https://westernstar.com.au/dealers.