Seeing Machines, a provider of in-cab camera technology to track driver fatigue and distraction, announced it signed a multi-year service agreement with a large North American refrigerated carrier.
The deal comes after a year-long pilot test with the undisclosed carrier that will now install Seeing Machines’ Guardian System on 750 of its trucks.
The Guardian System uses an infrared-based camera system mounted on the dashboard to track a driver’s eye movement and head position. If it detects distraction, fatigue or micro-sleep events for a fleet-defined period of time, it sounds an audible alert and vibrates the driver seat to alert the driver. In cases of micro-sleep detection, the system uploads a video clip to Seeing Machines’ Guardian SafeGuard Center, where a technician views the clip to verify the micro-sleep event and alerts the driver’s fleet manager. The fleet manager can then contact the driver to pull over.
Seeing Machines also announced a global distribution agreement with MiX Telematics to collaborate on a co-branded fatigue and distraction solution that integrates Seeing Machines’ technology with MiX Telematics’ fleet management and safety solutions.
“MiX Telematics is well aligned to Seeing Machines’ culture of safety and innovation,” said Paul Angelatos, COO, Seeing Machines. “By combining the best of both solutions, we are confident that we are positioned to deliver an unparalleled commercial and technical offering to the fleet transport industry.”