The University of New South Wales Transport and Road Safety Group (TARS) and Israeli company Mobileye have joined forces in a study of Australian driving behaviours.
Road safety organisations in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia are also participating in the study.
Around 400 vehicles in various Australia cities will be fitted with data-gathering systems, forming part of what's been billed as “Australia’s first large-scale naturalistic driving study”.
The technology, a combination of Mobileye and other systems, will gather data from inside and outside the vehicle, in normal and safety-critical driving situations.
This data will then be used to develop future road safety policies and collision avoidance measures.
Mobileye claims its products operate from a single “smart” camera and “uses sophisticated vision algorithms”, which can interpret a scene and provide the driver with real time information.
Available technologies include forward collision warnings, lane deviation and traffic jam assistance in order to avoid a collision.
"We are proud to participate in a study that puts driver safety at the top of the agenda of Australia’s policy makers," said Michael Hirsh from Mobileye.
“Mobileye's core goal is to help drivers limit accidents and improve road safety," said Mr Hirsh.
Volvo, Hyundai, BMW, General Motors, Ford, Citroen and Mitsubishi are amongst the companies already using Mobileye technology in some of their vehicles.
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