Home > News > Regional
Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 7:52:50 AM
TRANSPORT giant ComfortDelGro is testing a new camera system that can alert cabbies of risks on the road.
Known as “Mobileye”, the camera mounted on the taxi’s windscreen runs on algorithms that can “read” different types of traffic signs.
It then determines the risks associated with the surrounding environment and provides real-time audio-visual warnings via a 49mm display unit.
For example, if the system detects that the taxi is travelling too close to another vehicle or a pedestrian. It will produce a beep sound and the “car icon” or “pedestrian icon” will immediately appear on the display.
Mobileye, which will work side by side with the first-generation in-vehicle camera which was installed last year, will be tested in 30 taxis for the next six months, the company said.
The system, which costs S$2,300 (RM5,911) each, is similar to alert programs found in some high-end cars. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
regional, comfortdelgro, camera system, singapore
Govt to relook taxi fare structure
'Sick society' gives birth to a 'smart lady'
AFDetect uses phone’s in-built camera to help detect irregular heartbeats
KTV club supervisor gets jail for punching taxi driver
India test-fires long-range missile for second time
Libya fighting spreads to third oil port, 11 killed in Benghazi
Russia watchdog blocks web pages calling for Navalny support protest - activists
China probes former senior aide to Hu Jintao over graft
Spain's Catalonia court to probe region head over independence vote
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
St Tropez’s siren call
China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea
Remembering Tsunami 2004: Will we be warned in time if the next big tsunami hits?
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)