Malcolm Flynn | May 3, 2012

Australian motorists will soon be able to fit their cars with advanced collision avoidance technology, whether they drive a Ferrari Enzo or an EH Holden.

Israeli company Mobileye has developed a unit that can warn drivers of hazards on the road ahead, and can be fitted to any vehicle with 12-volt electrics.

The technology uses complex algorithms to identify risk of lane departure, forward collision (including motorcycles and pedestrians), plus monitoring the cruising distance of vehicles ahead.

The C2-270 system is comprised of a windscreen-mounted camera and a dash-mounted display unit, providing colour-coded visual warnings and distinctive warning chimes.

Mobileye technology is already used by General Motors, BMW, and Volvo, and future Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Peugeot/Citroen, Opel, Ford and Honda models will have similar systems on offer.

Several other manufacturers offer similar collision avoidance systems, but this is the first time such technology has been made available as a retro-fit option.

The system will be launched locally in June and will be available at most auto parts retailers.

Mobileye Australia will sell the C2-270 with installation included at a retail price of $1450.

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