According to Jacques Esculier, Wabco chairman and chief executive, the new systems will combine Mobileye’s vision system and mapping technology with Wabco’s braking, stability and active steering control equipment.
Furthermore, it is expected that, through this cooperation, REM data from this vision system in vehicles will be integrated with real-time data gathered from Wabco’s onboard source of digital information about the vehicle’s systems and its performance – all of which will be streamed for cloud-based computing and off-vehicle data analytics support.
“Our partnership with … Mobileye … supports Wabco’s pole position to create a ‘cocoon of safety’ around the commercial vehicle, through 360-degree sensor detection,” states Esculier.
“Mobileye provides major innovation for passenger cars, allowing us to bring this level of intelligence to support commercial vehicles.”
For Esculier, that ultimately means building on trucks’ digital intelligence and connectivity to the deliver real-time management and critical controls required for autonomous driving.
“Our cooperation with Wabco … adds value to our systems by providing full actuation of the brakes and by leveraging Wabco’s sophistication in advanced braking systems for commercial vehicles,” comments Ziv Aviram, Mobileye co-founder, president and CEO.
“The inclusion of our REM technology into the Wabco-Mobileye system … creates a system with a high degree of safety for the benefit of commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators.”
Mobileye’s REM provides real-time, high-definition vehicle positioning and lane data.