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NY Ambulance Service Cuts Collision Costs with Driver Assistance System

| December 5, 2018

Ambu-Trans Ambulette vehicle

Ambu-Trans Ambulette, which provides non-emergency medical transportation services across the five boroughs of New York City, bringing clients to and from dialysis treatments, hospitals and other medical appointments, has dramatically cut collision-related costs with the implementation of a driver assistance/avoidance system.

The company operates a fleet of 70 vehicles — each utilizing the new approach.

Prior to implementing a new approach with Mobileye in 2015, Ambu-Trans Ambulette experienced approximately 35 to 50 crashes a year, leading to estimated losses of $1 million. After installing Mobileye’s collision avoidance technology across its entire fleet, Ambu-Trans Ambulette experienced dramatic results, with collisions falling to five to six a year and a 95 percent reduction in collision-related losses, now averaging $50,000 annually.

As an additional result of the reduction in collisions, Ambu-Trans Ambulette has seen a drastic reduction in insurance claims, making it much easier to negotiate a lower insurance premium. Entering these figures into Mobileye’s “ROI Calculator,” we learn that (subject to the calculator’s caveats), Ambu-Trans’ investment in Mobileye would have paid for itself in around three months.

From a broader perspective, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies could prevent over 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths in the U.S. each year if installed on all vehicles.


Collision avoidance systems can help business fleet operators do their part in enhancing road safety for the common good, while also benefiting their own pocket by dramatically reducing crashes and the significant associated costs they lead to. Ambu-Trans Ambulette*, a provider of non-emergency medical transportation services in New York, is an example of a company that has experienced a significant improvement in safety – a reduction in crashes and crash-related costs – since equipping its fleet of vehicles with collision avoidance technology from Mobileye, an Intel company.

Features include:

  • Forward Collision Warning: Warns drivers of an impending rear-end collision with a car, truck or motorcycle.
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Collision Warning: Warns drivers of impending collision with pedestrians or cyclists.
  • Headway Monitoring and Warning: Warns drivers if the distance with the vehicle ahead becomes unsafe.
  • Lane Departure Warning: Monitors lane markings and warns drivers of unintentional lane deviation.
  • Speed Limit Indicator and Traffic Sign Recognition: Recognizes and reads speed limit signs; warns drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

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