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Mobileye helps cities and utilities prepare for a smarter future

The Intel company is using IoT connectivity from Orange Business Services for its next-generation platform that helps municipalities plan for smart cities.

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Mobileye's 8 Connect platform sees the road ahead through a camera lens
Mobileye's 8 Connect platform sees the road ahead through a camera lens

Mobileye has selected Orange Business Services to provide IoT connectivity for data collection in preparation for the arrival of autonomous vehicles.

 

The Intel-owned company is a provider of advanced driver assistance systems (Adas), data collection and autonomous vehicle technology.

 

Plan for smarter cities

 

According to the company, its Mobileye 8 Connect product will not only make roads safer but will provide municipalities and utilities with data they need to monitor infrastructure and plan for smarter cities. The system also marks another step along the road towards autonomous vehicles.

 

Mobileye 8 Connect, which ‘sees’ the road ahead through a camera lens, is designed to be retrofitted into almost any existing vehicle.

 

It provides drivers with the latest collision avoidance technology based on driver behaviour, environmental data and advanced real-time alert data such as recognising pedestrians in low light, said Mobileye.

 

“The Orange Business Services global IoT network is key to providing connectivity and data collection capabilities to empower the management of smart city assets, corporate fleets and ride sharing on a large scale,” said Lior Sethon, vice president and deputy general manager, intelligent mobility solutions division at Mobileye.

 

“At the same time, this connectivity will enable us to push over-the-air software updates to the cars which allow us to add new features and improve its existing functionality.”

 

Mobileye 8 Connect will also contribute to the creation of high definition maps, identifying static infrastructure, such as manhole covers, telephone poles and lamp posts, as well as dynamic (changing) data, including open parking spaces, traffic congestion and potholes.

“The Orange Business Services global IoT network is key to providing connectivity and data collection capabilities to empower the management of smart city assets”

The onboard camera collects data for both autonomous vehicle mapping and to benefit cities and companies with the maintenance and mapping of existing infrastructure and utilities.

 

“Seamless connectivity is a vital enabler of the smart automotive industry. Our extensive experience with IoT and data is helping Mobileye bring a truly innovative solution to market that will enable safer and smarter driving, preparing the way for self-driving cars,” added Fabrice de Windt, senior vice president Europe, Orange Business Services.

 

Mobileye reports that countries and cities are already set to adopt the system. Spain’s Directorate General of Transport plans to use the technology to enhance road safety and prepare for autonomous vehicles.

 

The city of Dusseldorf, Germany, has also used Mobileye 8 Connect to evaluate the city’s existing infrastructure and its suitability for autonomous and connected cars.

 

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