Mobileye

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Scott C.'s Comment
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Six days ago I got a message to stop at the terminal and get the Mobileye installed. Great. Luckily, I had a 6 hr drive to watch other drivers and imagine the worst. Most cars get back over about 5ft in front of my bumper. And that's out on open interstate. Most trucks were not much better. Me included. Nobody waited 100yds. I had heard it will apply your brakes if too close. How am I gonna drive with this thing? Well, so far not too bad. I over compensated the first day. Any warning & I tapped the brakes. Not necessary. Plus it makes others mad. When cars cut you off, you're ok if they keep going fast enough. Warning beeps are quicker if you come up behind someone. It does make it hard to pass or change lanes. You need a huge gap in front of you & in the lane you are going to. I tend to get stuck behind slightly slower vehicles. You get used to it. It does slow you down overall. It hasn't applied the brakes for me yet. But then, I haven't had much heavy traffic. Been starting my days at midnite doing the 8th days. The mobileye seems to be fairly accurate. Sometimes it will read cars in the next lane during corners as being too close. It has a hard time seeing trailers in the rain due to water spray. The lane indicators are good. They don't alarm if your signals are on. Seems most functions are off til higher speeds. I have one alarm that I am clueless about: both line warnings with #'s will come on for what seems no reason. I didn't get a manual or explanation after install. Just a "install done, now go drive". I would rather not have it, but it won't kill me. I hate the following distance warning. Not practical on today's roads. Might as well park it in heavy traffic or just ignore the beeps. How will it effect my job or license? Supposedly it is just a driving aid. Yeah, right. I can't believe the company will pass up a chance to data log all those warnings. And then rip drivers a new one. Anybody else had one for more than a week? Any ideas?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I've been putting up with this thing for over 2 years now. If this device was a living creature I would destroy it in a bitter rage even if it meant prison. I hate it with a passion and think it's the most dangerous thing to put on a truck.

Think I'm nuts? Wait until a 4 wheeler cuts you off on an iced road and that thing SLAMS on the brakes for you. This thing has almost killed me on more than one occasion.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I've never liked it either. A warning system is one thing but when it slams you against the windshield on anything but dry roads, it's an accident waiting to happen.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I can see em for reverse driving, so ya don't run someone over. We installed those kinda things in the early 1990's on trash trucks, with cameras over the flip up doors. They would lock up the brakes in reverse if anyone was within 8-10 feet in back.

We had installed after a drivers helper, got ran over at the dump behind his truck, guiding the driver back. Not once, but he got ran over twice! Which killed him (1 month on the job) Driver heard something, and dummy stops and pulls forward over him 2nd time. I heard it was NOT a pretty sight, I won't detail what happened to the poor Illegal, but his wife and 10 kids got paid $$

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael's Comment
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Yes, I totally agree with Daniel B. I had a pick up come down the get on ramp and immediately come onto the interstate , while proceeding to get into the left lane it slammed on the brakes so hard it almost threw my instructor out of the bunk. I'm glad he's a patient individual he wasn't happy and after explaining what happened all was well, I was thinking I was gonna get an earful for something I did not intentionally do.

Aside from that I really fail to see how it is promoting safety, and lane guard I want to rip the speaker out of the truck.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Bud A.'s Comment
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Ok, in the past I have said I didn't have a problem with this safety technology but that was in my old freightliner. I have a Pete now with the same tech and it totally sucks. It slams on the brakes (the freightshaker just hit the jake) and the lane control constantly buzzes at night whenever someone passes me, apparently mistaking their tail lights for the lane markers. I have to agree - until the tech gets a lot smarter, this stuff is worse than useless, it's at least an annoyance and sometimes dangerous.

But then again, when the tech gets smarter, it's going to do most of the driving and I'm going to be bored as heck like some airplane driver. I reckon in the big statistical picture it's doing some good or they wouldn't spend the money, but I have had to modify my driving behavior to account for the stupidity of the software engineers. God help us when the robots take over.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Is it similar to Detroit Assurance?

Detroit Assurance

Michael's Comment
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Yes, that's is exactly what is. I didn't have the cruise on, but maybe a test in real life scenario would be the car that passes and just past your bumper gets back over and if they slow down that close be prepared, with the cruise on it'll be a hard brake applied almost immediately. I can see the benefit of it and even then still strongly dislike it, for the drivers not paying attention yea it may stop them from hitting something, but for that car drafting you that may hit the icc. Many times I question what safety and the police at the scene would be thinking.

Carl A.'s Comment
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I havent had the pleasure of ever using this piece of technology however the questions I have about it are stacking up. Some of you have stated that it breaks hard, now I am not sure but are you saying like a stab breaking or does it gently break? It seems like to me if I was pulling a tanker trailer this could be setting one up for a accident not only on dry roads but icy ones. Anybody else see where I am going with this?

Second Chance's Comment
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I've been putting up with this thing for over 2 years now. If this device was a living creature I would destroy it in a bitter rage even if it meant prison. I hate it with a passion and think it's the most dangerous thing to put on a truck.

Think I'm nuts? Wait until a 4 wheeler cuts you off on an iced road and that thing SLAMS on the brakes for you. This thing has almost killed me on more than one occasion.

Just stick some tape on the front of the radar and it won't be able to calibrate and be used. I would think though thet the road grime from salt snow, ice, and slush would be enough to screw with it.

I personally like our on guard. But it might a bit different then the mobile eye. The warning beeps can get annoying but it keeps you alert. The whole ice think yeah l, there should be a way disable it for situations like this. That would only make sense!

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