Ford will collaborate with Mobileye to utilize its technology throughout the life of the automakers next-generation production vehicles, as well as future products that offer advanced driver-assistance systems features.
Ford and Mobileye are collaborating on advanced driver-assistance systems across Ford’s global product lineup, the automaker announced. As part of a high-volume agreement, new production vehicles will use Mobileye’s EyeQ computer chips and software to support features under the Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology.
Mobileye’s windshield camera technology will support features such as lane-keeping system, auto high-beam headlamps, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and intelligent adaptive cruise control, as well as active drive assist hands-free driving coming to the all-new Mustang Mach-E and F-150.
Both parties will work with designated Ford Tier 1 providers to supply the technology for vehicle integration, the automaker said.
Mobileye will provide its EyeQ family of devices, together with vision-processing software to support Level 1 and Level 2 driver-assistance systems in Ford vehicles globally. Level 1 systems are defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers as automating a single part of the driving experience, such as steering or acceleration/deceleration, while Level 2 systems provide both steering and acceleration/braking support. Both require drivers to supervise performance of the vehicle.
“Providing people with extra confidence while driving is invaluable, and it’s exactly what our available Ford Co-Pilot360 features are designed to do,” said Lisa Drake, chief operating officer, North America; vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Co.
Additionally, Ford is evaluating the use of Roadbook in its vehicles, which uses anonymized, crowd-sourced data from vehicle cameras to build a high-definition map that can be accessed by vehicles and leveraged by driver-assist technology, including hands-free driving features like available active drive assist.
New production Ford vehicles will use Mobileye’s EyeQ3 and EyeQ4 for Level 1 and Level 2 advanced driver-assistance systems platforms.