Abellio London has launched a major trial of safety technology from Mobileye. The trial is supported by Transport for London (TfL) through a grant from its Bus Safety Innovation Fund. Focused on reducing bus collisions with cyclists, motorcycles, pedestrians and other road users, the trial’s findings to date show the Mobileye collision avoidance technology has reduced avoidable collisions by 29 percent and reduced injuries from such collisions by 60 percent.
Abellio London operates 48 bus routes across London and runs more than 740 vehicles. For the trial, 66 buses on three of the company’s London routes have been equipped with Mobileye collision avoidance technology – each having a camera unit installed on the inside of the windshield and a display placed in the driver’s cab. The final results of the trial should be available by the end of this year.