Mobileye have expanded their partnership with Ford to offer camera-based detection capabilities for the automaker’s ADAS. Mobileye will provide their EyeQ sensing technologies to bolster features available through Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite, including lanekeeping, pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic headlight beam selection, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane-centring.
Along with the EyeQ family of devices, Mobileye will supply vision-processing software to support L1-2 driver-assist systems in Ford cars globally as part of the expanded partnership. New Ford vehicles will bear the EyeQ3 and EyeQ4 chips to identify what the windshield cameras can see and to power the Active Drive Assist hands-free mode, in addition to Co-Pilot 360 in the Mustang Mach-E and F-150.
Mobileye are building two independent self-driving systems. One is based entirely on cameras and the second incorporates radar, lidar sensors, modems, GPS, and other components. Both confer the full benefits of the Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) model, an open policy that imposes “common sense” constraints on the decisions driverless vehicles make, and Mobileye say the latter should be able to travel roughly 100 million hours without a crash.
Mobileye technology undergirds ADAS in 300 car models across 27 automakers, and collects nearly 6 million kilometres of sensor data every day, which is supplemented with geospatial corpora like OS MasterMap and Ordnance Survey. The company expect to have more than a million vehicles in their European fleet by the end of 2020, and that same number in the U.S. a year later; by 2025, Mobileye anticipate their fleet will span more than 25 million vehicles globally.