Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Collision Avoidance For Its Medium-Duty TrucksFeb 24th, 2017 | By Editorial Staff | Category: New Products
New for the 2017 model year FUSO FE and FG Series trucks is an optional collision avoidance system from Mobileye, Inc. Recently, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) partnered with Mobileye to offer the Mobileye 6 Series Collision Avoidance System in FUSO trucks—a first for a medium-duty truck OEM.
For a limited time, FUSO will install the Mobileye system free of charge on all of its 2017 FUSO FE and FG Series trucks. Normally, this would be a $1,000 option for customers.
According to Otto Schmid, MFTA’s Director, Product Management, “We recognize that driver efficiency and safety have direct impact on the bottom line for all of our FUSO customers. The Mobileye Collision Avoidance System has proved itself in our testing to reduce the number of incidents that trigger warnings for tailgating, lane departure, urban collision, and rural or highway collision by an average of 50%.”
The Mobileye system’s forward-looking sensors act as a never-distracted and never-fatigued “third eye” and can detect and warn of an imminent rear-end collision at any vehicle speed, with up to 2.7 seconds of advance notice. The Mobileye system identifies pedestrians and cyclists during daylight hours and alerts drivers in the event of a possible collision.
The headway monitor assists the driver in maintaining a safe following distance from the vehicle in front, displaying the amount of time, in seconds, to the vehicle in front when that time drops below 2.5 seconds. A green vehicle icon signifies safe headway, a red icon signifies unsafe and the system provides an alert if the time becomes dangerously short. The lane departure warning alerts the driver when the vehicle departs from the driving lane without turn signals, by displaying a right- or left-lane icon, as appropriate. The system also detects and classifies various speed limit signs and provides a visual alert when the vehicle’s speed exceeds the posted speed limit by 10mph. If conditions such as bad weather, direct sunlight or a dirty windshield might compromise the sensors’ detection range, the system dims the display to alert the driver.
For more information on the Mobileye system and for driver training resources, contact an authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealer, or visit www.mitfuso.com to find a dealer near you.