A client from Parkton recently visited Westminster Speed and Sound to inquire about having a collision warning system installed on his 2011 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. Our team explained how Mobileye Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) use a forward-facing camera and a compact display to warn the driver if he is at risk of an accident or is drifting out of his lane. The client loved that we could install a system that is nearly identical to what comes in new vehicles.
Volkswagen Beetle Collision Warning System
We installed a Mobileye 630 collision warning system to help protect this Volkswagen Beetle. The system is based on a camera module that our technicians mounted behind the review mirror. As an authorized Mobileye installation center, we have the tools and software required to ensure that the system is calibrated perfectly and that it processes the camera geometry relative to the rest of the vehicle.
Video processing technology, which Mobileye calls EyeQ, monitors the road to detect potential dangers. In essence, the system tracks the motion of objects relative to the motion of the vehicle and can calculate their predicted path. If that path shows a chance of something intersecting with your vehicle, the system provides both audible and visual warnings to the driver so he or she can react and prevent an accident.
Intuitive Interface Provides Early Warnings
The Mobileye 630 includes a compact display that the company calls the EyeWatch. We mounted the display unit on the left side of the dash, just above the air vent. The EyeWatch display provides warnings when the vehicle is crossing a lane marking and when it detects an impending accident with a stopped or approaching vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian. Specifically, the system includes pedestrian and cyclist collision warnings (PCW), forward collision warnings (FCW), lane departure warnings (LDW) and headway monitoring and warnings (HMW), each with dedicated graphics on the display. Headway warnings refer to the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you while driving.
Baltimore’s Vehicle Safety Systems Experts
With the hardware installed and calibrated, we called the client to let him know he could pick up his Beetle. Once back at Westminster Speed and Sound, a member of our team explained how the system works to ensure he’d be comfortable with its operation. He was pleased with the installation and excited to try the system out. If you are interested in a collision warning system like the one we installed in this Volkswagen, we invite you to drop by our store. You can also reach us by phone or by e-mail using our contact form for more information about any of our products or services.