Australian motorists will soon be able to fit their cars with the Mobileye C2-270 – an advanced collision warning system – regardless of what vehicle they drive.
Andatech will be the sole retail after market distributor for Mobileye in Australia. The units will become available in June 2012.
Dutch company Mobileye has developed the C2-270 that can warn drivers of hazards on the road ahead, and it can be fitted to any vehicle with 12-volt electrics.
The Mobileye C2-270 technology uses complex algorithms to identify risk of lane departure and forward collisions with other vehicles, motorcycles, and pedestrians. It also monitors the cruising distance of vehicles ahead and can alert the driver if the distance becomes unsafe.
The C2-270 system is comprised of a windscreen-mounted smart camera and a dash-mounted display unit that provides colour-coded visual warnings and distinctive warning chimes.
Mobileye technology is already being used by large car manufacturers including General Motors, BMW, and Volvo. In future, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Peugeot/Citroen, Opel, Ford and Honda models will have similar systems on offer.
Several other car manufacturers offer similar collision avoidance systems, but this is the first time such technology has been made available as a retro-fit option.
The system will be launched locally in June and will be available at most auto parts retailers.
Mobileye Australia will sell the C2-270 with installation included at a retail price of $1450.