The Department of Transportation and Public Works has partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida International University, and ROSCO Collision Avoidance Systems to test the Mobileye Shield Plus System designed to improve Bus Operator’s visibility and safety in urban areas.
The Mobileye crash avoidance technology is being set up on ten buses for a 6 month demonstration project. The autonomous vehicle (AV) technology system consists of exterior and interior sensors, and driver interface displays, that alert Bus Operators of potential collisions with pedestrian and cyclists. Sensors cover the front and sides of the bus, providing 360-degree coverage around the bus.
The Mobileye technology will be evaluated on high-demand Metrobus routes to test the transit safety performance of AV applications. The goal of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness of these AV technologies in addressing transit vehicle-pedestrian conflicts and the associated safety problems.Read the full story