Glossary of Fleet Safety and Technology Terms

If you're new to the world of telematics and fleet management technology, this glossary aims to clarify common terms and phrases that you're likely to encounter as you explore how these solutions can enhance your fleet operations. 

  • What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems? 

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are designed to assist drivers in operating their vehicles more safely and efficiently by providing various automated assistance and warning functions. Examples include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Keeping Assistance, and Blind Spot Monitoring. Mobileye’s pioneering ADAS can be found in various products including Mobileye 8 Connect, which analyzes the risk of forward collision, lane departure, headway/following time, excessive speed and pedestrian hazards. When a threat is detected, Mobileye warns the driver with visual and audible alerts. 

  • What are Autonomous Vehicles? 

    A fully autonomous vehicle is one that can navigate the road safely without human intervention.  Mobileye is leveraging its ADAS technology as the building blocks for autonomous technology, using our EyeQ system-on-chip.  

  • What is Blind Spot Detection? 

    A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls, under existing circumstances. Blind spots may occur in the front of the driver when the A-pillar (also called the windshield pillar), side-view mirror, or interior rear-view mirror block a driver's view of the road. Mobileye Shield+ is our blind spot solution for large commercial and municipal vehicles. it includes strategically placed multi-vision smart cameras and interior display modules that alert the driver both visually and audibly if a pedestrian or cyclist is in the driver’s blind spot.  

  • What is Collision Avoidance? 

    The Mobileye collision avoidance system can be retrofitted to almost any vehicle. It is available with a single, forward-facing camera suitable for regular-sized vehicles, or in a multi-sensor solution. The aim of a collision avoidance system is to alert drivers in order to prevent collisions that may result in injury or loss of life. 

  • What is Cruise Control? 

    An OEM feature, optional cruise control system for road vehicles that automatically adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead.  

  • What are Dash Cameras? 

    A dash camera or dash cam is a specialized video camera installed in a vehicle usually used for commercial purposes that is designed to record footage of the road, the vehicle's surroundings, and/or the driver for monitoring and safety purposes. Traditional dash cams provide useful insight into why accidents happened but do not prevent them before the fact. 

  • What is Distracted Driving? 

    Distraction from driving is any activity that diverts your attention away from the road, from talking or texting to eating or drinking to adjusting the radio. 

  • What is Driver Assistance? 

    Sometimes used interchangeably with ADAS, driver assistance refers to technology in your vehicle aimed at improving driving performance and safe practices, such as lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings, and blind spot warnings. According to the NHTSA, these technologies have the potential to save thousands of lives each year

  • What is Driver Coaching? 

    A variety of training and coaching opportunities exist for fleet drivers. With Mobileye collision avoidance, drivers receive real-time coaching in the cab from audio and visual alerts that aim to improve their driving performance, as well as the option to receive the captured data from these alerts in an online fleet management tool, the Mobileye Connect Platform

  • What is a Driver Safety Score? 

    The unique safety score generated by the Mobileye Connect Platform includes not just harsh braking, acceleration, cornering, but also Mobileye’s AI-powered collision avoidance alerts, including Forward Collision Warnings, Urban Forward Collision Warnings, Headway Monitoring and Warnings, and Lane Departure Warnings, making it a more robust, comprehensive look into driver performance.    

  • What is EyeWatch? 

    The EyeWatch Display and Control Unit displays all the visual alerts and indications to the driver for Mobileye products and is part of the collision avoidance system. It is mounted in the bottom corner of the windshield.   

  • What is Fleet Efficiency? 

    Running a fleet efficiently can have a number of different meanings to different companies but can be boiled down to maximizing output with the least amount of input. Mobileye helps businesses improve fleet efficiency by keeping vehicles and drivers on the road safely.  

  • What is a Fleet Management System? 

    A tool which enables a fleet manager to monitor the company's fleet's routes, manage the drivers and vehicles with the goal of improving delivery times and fleet's costs. See: Mobileye Connect Platform

  • What is Fleet Safety? 

    It may seem straightforward, but true fleet safety can be difficult to maintain. Mobileye defines fleet safety as protecting your drivers, vehicles, and other vulnerable road users to the best of your ability. 

  • What is a Forward Collision Warning? 

    An essential feature of the Mobileye 8 Connect, the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) alerts the driver up to 2.7 seconds before a collision with a vehicle or motorcycle ahead. It is based on a calculation of the Time To Collision (TTC) with the vehicle ahead, taking into account the distance from it and the relative traveling speed.  

  • What is Geofencing? 

    Within the Mobileye Connect Platform, geofencing allows users to set “permitted” or “forbidden” areas for fleet vehicles and drivers, either individually or to a group, and receive immediate notice if fleet vehicles cross into unpermitted areas.  

  • What is GPS Tracking? 

    GPS capabilities allow fleet managers to track their vehicles and drivers remotely to ensure compliance and maximize fleet efficiency. 

  • What is a Lane Departure Warning? 

    A feature of the Mobileye 8 collision avoidance system, the Lane Departure Warning LDW issues visual and audio alerts when there is an unintentional deviation from the driving lane without signaling  

  • What is Lane Keeping Assistance? 

    Lane keeping assistance is an ADAS feature in some vehicles that goes so far as to correct unintended lane departures.  

  • What is the Mobileye 8 Connect™? 

    The Mobileye 8 Connect is an AI-powered collision avoidance system that can be retrofitted to almost any vehicle. With accurate, real-time driver alerts, fleets using Mobileye 8 Connect have experienced fewer collisions, reduced costs, and improved driver performance. 

  • What is the Mobileye Connect Platform? 

    The Mobileye Connect Platform (MCP) is a fleet management tool that collects data via the Mobileye 8 Connect system to gain better insight into your fleet and driver performance. Features include fleet tracking, safety alerts, driver scoring, geofencing, and hotspot identification.  

  • What is Mobileye Fisheye™? 

    Mobileye Fisheye is an AI-powered collision avoidance system for large vehicles, designed specifically to solve the blind spot problem and meet the highest safety standards. The system enables an accurate early detection of pedestrians and cyclists in the vehicle’s front and side blind spots, day and night. 

  • What is Mobileye Shield+™? 

    Mobileye Shield+ is a collision avoidance system specifically designed to address the large blind spots, greater turning radii and other unique challenges that drivers of buses and large vehicles encounter daily on crowded city streets. Mobileye Shield+ has cameras placed around the vehicle to continuously monitor the driving environment in order to detect pedestrians and cyclists hidden in the vehicle’s blind spots, and upon detection alerts the driver to take action. 

  • What is Night Detection? 

    The Mobileye suite of collision avoidance systems can detect pedestrians and cyclists at night, requiring only a minimal amount of light. 

  • What is the Pedestrian Collision Warning? 

    Pedestrian and cyclist collisions are exceedingly common even as changes are made to improve road safety. The Mobileye system issues visual and audio alerts before an imminent collision with a pedestrian or cyclist, allowing the driver enough time to react. 

  • What are Pedestrian Danger Zones? 

    These are blind spots on the side or front of a large vehicle that prevent drivers from seeing pedestrians or cyclists. Mobileye Shield+ is designed to provide visibility into these areas and alert drivers of any hazards in real time. 

  • What are Real-Time Alerts? 

    Mobileye collision avoidance technology uses artificial intelligence to power 5 real-time alerts, affording drivers precious seconds of reaction time before an imminent collision or risky driving event. The alerts include Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian & Cyclist Collision Warning, Headway Monitoring & Warning, and Speed Limit Indicator. 

  • What are Rearview Cameras? 

    A rearview camera is a vehicle-mounted camera system that provides a clear view of the area behind the vehicle, typically displayed on a dashboard screen, to assist drivers in reversing and parking safely. 

  • What is Safety Culture? 

    One hallmark of a culture of safety is a workplace that strives to get ahead of safety issues proactively rather than by simply reacting to them as they occur. This involves bringing a perspective of safety to every part of the business operation. 

  • What are Safety Reports? 

    Safety reports provide data-driven insights into your fleet, driver and vehicle performance. The Mobileye Connect Platform issues detailed safety reports to managers based on real-time driver alerts and a unique safety scoring system. 

  • What is a Speed Limit Indicator? 
  • What is Vision Zero? 

    Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.  

  • What is Vision-Based Safety Technology? 

    Powered by cameras and processors even more capable than their predecessors, Mobileye’s latest computer-vision technologies for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) can “see” more, better, farther, and wider. But even more important than the raw specs and capabilities of the hardware itself is what we can do with its augmented performance.  The enhanced capabilities afford greater awareness of traffic signals, potential hazards, road conditions, other road users, and more. And that in turn translates not only to enhanced comfort for drivers and passengers, but increased safety for them and those with whom they share the road.