Ford and Mobileye, an Intel company, are expanding their relationship to offer better camera-based detection capabilities for driver-assist systems, including improved forward collision warning, vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, plus lane-keeping features.
Mobileye will provide its suite of EyeQ sensing technology to support available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology driver-assist features such as Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam headlamps, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.
Ford will display Mobileye’s name in vehicles through the inclusion of its logo in the automaker’s SYNC driver-assist communication displays.
Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye, says: “It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base. We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”
Lisa Drake, chief operating officer, North America; vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, adds: “Providing people with extra confidence while driving is invaluable, and it’s exactly what our available Ford Co-Pilot360™ features are designed to do. By customizing Mobileye’s excellent software and sensing technology, Ford’s great driver-assist features will continue to evolve and provide customers with confidence on the road throughout the life of their vehicles.”
Ford says it will take advantage of Mobileye’s technology throughout the life of its next-generation production vehicles, including F-150 and Mustang Mach-E, as well as future products that offer advanced driver-assistance systems features.
While Ford and Mobileye have worked together for years, this marks the first time Ford is committing to the company’s technology for the entire lifecycle of its next-generation vehicles.