LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With one in eight traffic fatalities in the U.S. involving a truck, and fatigue the major factor, risk management has never been more important for fleet operators.
"The technology is finally here to enable fleet to put drivers and vehicles on the road and keep them safer than ever before," said Ken Kroeger, CEO, Seeing Machines.
"Seeing Machines' GUARDIAN offers a holistic risk management solution that prevents incidents before they happen, protecting your fleet and drivers. Fatigue and distraction events are recorded for analysis to better understand and mitigate the dangers that may impact the driver and the company."
"Once the issues of fatigue management are addressed, fleet managers are free to consider more efficient scheduling, which can save money. It's a win-win scenario."
GUARDIAN is an intelligent driver safety solution that works in real-time, using advanced sensors and image processing technology. It tracks the micro-movements of a driver's eye and head to identify a fatigue or distraction event. When an event is detected, the driver receives in-cab audio and seat vibration alerts to provide immediate intervention to prevent an incident.
GUARDIAN also features a BlackVue forward-facing camera with wide angle lens. If an incident occurs, this camera records the road in front, giving complete visibility of the driver's environment.
Mr. Kroeger said the addition of Seeing Machines' GUARDIAN SafeGuard Program offered drivers and fleet round-the-clock protection, without invasive constant surveillance.
"GUARDIAN only starts recording when it detects a fatigue or distraction event. Then, data is transmitted to our 24/7 SafeGuard Center for live analysis. The GUARDIAN System is focused on incident prevention, mitigation, and saving lives – not driver surveillance.
"And we know it works. We've successfully detected more than two million events and prevented more than 30,000 fatigue and distraction incidents to date.
"The equation is simple: drivers and fleet are always going to be safer using GUARDIAN," Mr. Kroeger said.
Seeing Machines invites you to demo GUARDIAN at the Mid-America Trucking Show on the 31st March 2016, Stand No 12080.
Seeing Machines is also showcasing Guardian at the National Private Truck Council 2016 Education Management Conference & Exhibition at Stand No. 843 from the 24th -26th April.
About Seeing Machines:
Seeing Machines is a world leader in the development of computer vision related technologies that help machines understand people, by tracking and interpreting human faces and eyes. In 2015 Seeing Machines was awarded with BRW's most innovative product award, most innovative medium-sized business, and the 6th most innovative company in Australia.
From commercial fleets to automotive and aviation, our core face and eye tracking software algorithms are key components within our commercial products. Additionally, they are also licensed to other organizations for embedding into their own product and service offerings.
Today, Seeing Machines focuses on deploying our computer vision technologies in cutting-edge worldwide applications such as:
- mining and commercial road transport – fatigue and distraction detection technology
- integrated automotive technologies – improving the safety and performance of leading automotive vehicles
- aerospace – to improve aviation safety and pilot training capability, and
- human factors performance measurement – with our next-generation technology platform.
Trusted by the best:
Seeing Machines has partnerships with Caterpillar, Takata, IUM and Eye Tracking Inc. We are proud to count leading companies such as BHP Billiton, Freeport McMoran, Toll Holdings and Boeing amongst our customers.
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SOURCE Seeing Machines