Mobileye is well known by automarkers, but a Chinese company, AIDRIVING, is now coming with its artificial vision recognition based driver assistance systems for fleet management. AIDRIVING’s anti-collision ADAS system is with lower cost and able to improve driver’s driving skills.
Many people may hear about Mobileye before. As the technological leader of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Mobileye is well-known by automakers and also some system integrators. Currently, Mobileye has authorized a limited number of fleet management experts and companies to use their core technology, with a relatively good pay. But according to what I know, there is a huge market potential for ADAS applications in fleet management.
What’s Mobileye’s ADAS system?
The system uses a mono camera to monitor road conditions ahead and provides advance warning to driver for potential collisions & lane departures. It is based on real-time vehicle data from CAN (Controller Area Network) and artificial vision recognition technology. Through ADAS algorithm, the system can detect the motion of forward vehicles, pedestrians, road lanes, traffic signs and other objects on the road, and judge the potential collision time and lane departures. The latest applications of ADAS are on Tesla and Google’s self-driving car.
What are the Main Applications of ADAS?
- Vehicle detection
- Pedestrian detection
- Lane detection
- Traffic sign recognition
- Driver fatigue monitor
- Blind spot monitor
- Night vision
- Rearview parking assistance
- Head lamp control
- Surround view
What’s the Benefit of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Fleet Management?
- Make your driving safer.
With advance warning for potential collisions and lane departures, driver will have a good awareness of driving conditions and potential dangers. This will improve your driving safety.
- Improve your driving skills.
The system sends audio and visual warnings to driver when it judges that his driving behavior may cause collision accidents or when driver changes lanes without turning on cornering signal. After using this system for a period of time, driver will have a good awareness of safe headway and develop a good driving behavior.
- Cut down fuel consumption.
A good driving behavior will of course cut down the fuel consumption, with less hard braking and less lane change, etc. And it will be better to build a fleet management system to analyse these driving behaviors and ADAS warning data.
Why is Mobileye Not a Standard Accessory of Car?
Mobileye has a very accurate ADAS software algorithm and already sold its SoC (System on Chip) and solutions to automakers. It also provides aftermarket ADAS devices to the global market. However, there are 2 main reasons why Mobileye is not a standard accessory of car: Mobileye is expensive and difficult to install (6-7 hours at least). For drivers with lower awareness of driving safety, they think ADAS system is not necessary especially due to the high cost.
———-However, life is priceless. We need to find a way out.———-
Aftermarket ADAS Solutions Provider from China
Shenzhen Aidriving Co.,Ltd., is a company that successfully develops and applies ADAS algorithm to common SoC platforms, i.e., Qualcomm, Intel, Nvidia and Rockchip, making ADAS applications available with middle and low end vehicles.
AIDRIVING brings together an experienced team for a complete understanding of driving safety. The company promoter is from Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, with abundant experience in vehicle active safety. Benefit from the opening of Internet age and with the team’s tireless efforts, AIDRIVING has developed an accurate ADAS algorithm to compete with Mobileye.
The company’s aftermarket ADAS device uses camera(s) to capture the road conditions, recognizing vehicles, pedestrians and road lanes. If the system detects potential collisions or lane departures, it will send audio and visual warnings in advance, allowing driver to take measures in time. The core of our ADAS algorithm is like the human brain, under our training, it will constantly improve the warning accuracy and be able to recognize more objects on the road.
How to Integrate AIDRIVING ADAS System into Fleet Management Solutions?
1. AIDRVING device has preset RS232 serial port to transmit real-time vehicle data and ADAS warning data to other devices:
A. The vehicle data comes from OBD and CANUS with real-time vehicle speed, turning signal, braking, gas, RPM, etc.
B. ADAS warning data may consist of ADAS warning type (FCW/PCW/LDW), warning time, potential collision time, photo, GPS location, etc.
2. The device has a RCA video output plug, to connect with vehicle’s original display, navigator, or other display. It is real-time video from the device’s camera, with visual warning icon displayed.
Function of AIDRIVING Device
- Headway monitor and warning
- Forward collision warning
- Pedestrian collision warning
- Lane departure warning
- Urban forward collision warning
- Forward vehicle start and stop warning
- Driving video recorder
Easy to Install
For an experienced installation engineer, he only needs to spend 1 hour at most on installing. Steps as below:
- Stick the camera onto the windshield and behind the rearview camera;
- Insert device’s OBD plug into vehicle’s OBD socket;
- Park your car in the middle of a road lane with clear lane edges;
- Switch on the ignition, the device starts;
- Download AIDRIVING PRO smartphone APP for calibration;
Good to go…
Low Cost and High Performance
With lower cost and high performance, AIDRIVING’s device has been used on UBI applications in China.
With the latest generation of product, AIDRIVIGN integrate a Qualcomm CPU and 4G FDD-LTE module, to fully satisfy the market of fleet management. And they are looking for partners all over the world.
This article has been written by Dylan Xu, Leading ADAS Solutions Provider at AIDRIVING