Ford Motor Company has expanded its partnership with Intel subsidiary Mobileye for advanced camera-based collision avoidance features in its vehicles.

Under the new partnership, Mobileye will supply EyeQ devices and vision processing software to support Level 1 and Level 2 driver assistance systems for Ford vehicles.

According to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Level 1 systems cover only part of the driving experience such as steering or acceleration / deceleration.

Meanwhile, Level 2 systems include steering and acceleration / braking support. Both levels require driver supervision.

Ford Motor Company COO for North America and vice-president for Global Purchasing Lisa Drake said: “Providing people with extra confidence while driving is invaluable, and it’s exactly what our available Ford Co-Pilot360 features are designed to do.

“By customising Mobileye’s excellent software and sensing technology, Ford’s great driver assist features will continue to evolve and provide customers with confidence on the road throughout the life of their vehicles.”

Ford’s new vehicles will be equipped with Mobileye’s EyeQ computer chips and software to support features under the Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology.

The addition of the EyeQ device and software is expected to improve forward collision warning, as well as vehicle, pedestrian, and cyclist detection.

Mobileye’s EyeQ also comes with other features such as a lane-keeping system, pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking, and intelligent adaptive cruise control, as well as auto high-beam headlamps and active drive assistance hands-free driving.

Ford’s next-generation vehicles, including F-150 and Mustang Mach-E, as well as other future products, will feature Mobileye’s EyeQ3 and EyeQ4 for Level 1 and Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems platforms.

Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said: “It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base.

“We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”