NEW MINAS, N.S. — The Workers’ Compensation Board of N.S. and the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association are hosting a meeting March 18, featuring a presentation by Mobileye.
The presentation is part of the Trucking Safety Matters conference. Presenters will include Mark Medawar, director for North America for Mobileye and Eric Bolland, a driving safety expert and CEO of Bolland Driving Solutions.
Bolland is Mobileye’s first dealer/reseller in the Atlantic Canada region. The collision avoidance system can be installed in commercial fleet vehicles to reduce accidents and improve driver behaviour, the company claims.
“It’s a little like having a co-pilot,” says Bolland. The system’s artificial vision technology includes lane, vehicle, pedestrian and traffic sign detection.
Mobileye says one large US trucking company saw incident rates decrease 30% after installing the system across more than 5,000 vehicles.
“Distracted driving is a huge issue for parents, business owners and fleet owners,” Bolland says. “As a person who spends 5,000 kilometres a month on the road training new drivers, I see a lot of driver error issues. Commercial drivers face a range of hazards including weather conditions, distractions such as cell phone use, and fatigue – and driver fatigue linked to driver error such as lane departure is on the rise.”
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