The contractor is working with Safety Shield to trial and install their technology in their machines to create a safer working environment. This has been installed in all dumpers on site and is the most advanced AI collision avoidance system available for all vehicles and plant.
The system utilises AI object recognition technology to detect vulnerable road users, pedestrians and site-based operatives and warns drivers if a collision is imminent. It can be installed to any size of vehicle and plant, eliminating blind spots and giving 360-degree pedestrian detection as well as a suite of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features and works in day and at night.
Different configurations can be provided such as a single, forward-facing ADAS camera suitable for any vehicle, or in an intelligent multi-camera AI solution designed specifically for large commercial vehicles and heavy plant with hazardous blind spots. The Safety shield also has the option of a Driver State Monitor (DSM) camera which monitors driver fatigue and behaviour and uses face recognition to give authority to start the vehicle or plant.
The system records all video footage, collision alerts, driver behaviour, fatigue alerts, vehicle location and date and time of each alert and has a facility for live streaming which enables the customer to look through any of the cameras in real time. This is particularly relevant to this site given that storage areas for plant are located away from working areas and some working areas are accessed via public areas.
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Monitor Report. Balfour Beatty Construction Services. Lancashire. January 2021.