Security systems, such as devices that warn of the risk of a collision while driving, give older models of cars a new opportunity on the market and increase their level of safety. Newer vehicles have security alerts already integrated into the vehicle system, but are often too expensive for young adolescents who are at the beginning of their careers or entrepreneurs who need a large number of vehicles for their business. Older vehicles are indeed more affordable but certain risks arise.
The drop in concentration increases the risk of collision and the occurrence of a traffic accident.
Older vehicle models alone are not adequately prepared for today's pace of life. Experts recommend the use of an additional safety system that warns the driver of possible dangerous situations, such as the risk of collision, passing the speed limit, driving outside the driving belt, and other.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT USE OF THE MOBILEYE SYSTEM REDUCES DANGEROUS DRIVING
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) survey included two months of driving with vehicles fitted with safety devices called Mobileye. In the first month, volunteers drove the vehicles equipped with Mobileye devices, but devices didn't warn them of any dangerous situations and warnings they would otherwise get while driving. Instead, all warnings were silently recorded in the database for the analysis. The devices also tracked the location through GPS navigation, heavy braking and vehicle's movement speed.
The following month, in the so-called active period, volunteers received weekly reports of all types of alerts they received in the 100-kilometer interval.
Among drivers with telematics the average rates of the following alerts were compared:
- warning of the risk of collision,
- a lane change warning,
- forward monitoring of the vehicle.
In addition to the above indicators, a comparison was made between drivers by geographical area - urban and rural driving.
Result analysis showed, that drivers in the active period, in the interval of 100 kilometers, received significantly fewer alerts than in the base period.
In both periods, the rural group of drivers had lower average warnings. Nonetheless, progress has been made in both groups of volunteers, with the risk of collision hazard for urban drivers being reduced by 30% and 45% for rural ones. The level of warning when leaving the lane has decreased by 70% for urban and 45% in rural areas. The level of alerts, according to the environmental monitoring in front of the vehicle, decreased by 39% for urban and 63% for rural drivers.
The only indicator that has not changed much between the two time periods is accelerating.
The research has shown that systems and devices for additional vehicle safety DO improve driving safety and help concentrate on the environment and traffic.
Using security systems and safety devices give older vehicles a safety boost, provides a longer run for senior drivers and reduces stress in everyday driving through urban areas.