Real-Time Driver Fatigue, Distraction and Accident Prevention Technology
Fatigue is a major cause of large truck crash fatalities globally with micro-sleeps and drowsy driving impairing a driver’s
ability to concentrate on the road ahead. At the same time, distracted driving has become a serious problem with drivers
often attempting to multi-task using mobile phones and communicating with others.
With Guardian, the in-cab Driver Alert System includes a sensor that detects eye closure and distraction events were a driver has turned away from the road. This coupled with an audible alarm and seat vibration motor helps to promote driver wellbeing and Duty of Care.
When a fatigue or distraction event takes place the data and a video capture of the event are sent to the Guardian Centre for review and verification by an analyst. Within minutes of a fatigue event being verified, the Guardian Centre will contact the fleet’s nominated manager so that they can initiate an intervention plan.
How it works
Driver fatigue or distraction has been detected.
Seat vibration and audio alerts are activated to warn driver.
Analysts review the footage and notify the manager.
Manager can act upon the notification and determine the best course of action – taking a break, ending the shift…
Ongoing changed behaviour, driver coaching and improved processes implemented by the operator.