Ride Vision is proud to announce that Poste Italiane will be installing the RV1’s advanced CAT™ (Collision Aversion Technology) driving assistance system onto a portion of the operating fleet’s two and three-wheeled vehicles in Milan, Italy.
Developed in Israel and sold in Italy by Autobynet Srl, Ride Vision uses two wide-angle HD cameras that continuously record and monitor the entire surrounding area around the motorcycle, providing a 360-degree field of constant view. Mirror-mounted LED alerts work in tandem with the camera system, and trigger visual warnings that give motorcyclists precious additional seconds to react to and avoid danger.
Ride Vision uses a combination of image recognition and other algorithms based on artificial intelligence, making it the first comprehensive system able to monitor rolling position and in particular the motorcyclist’s behavior. This helps riders make critical decisions in real time, so that they can keep their concentration where it belongs – on the road.
The experiment, which will be conducted over a period of three months, has the goal of verifying the safety benefits of RV1. The system’s active safety elements are not only proven to prevent collisions, but are also useful in providing information to the driver who is on duty through the functions which the system provides. These include:
• Imminent frontal collision warning in case of sudden braking or distraction
• Maintaining safe distance from other vehicles in front
• Support in blind spots when next to cars, buses, or commercial vehicles
• Help in passing other vehicles and in lane changes due to city traffic
Through the analysis of warnings generated by the system and due to factors like traffic, narrow lanes, or bad road maintenance, Ride Vision and Autobynet Srl will be able to provide information about the most dangerous spots for motorcyclists in the City of Milan.
“This kind of experience is focused on a neglected area of business fleets to promote road safety. We are confident that the experiment will be able to demonstrate a significant benefit for the development of daily work activities for two-wheeled vehicles.” States Uri Lavi, CEO and co-founder of Ride Vision.