OBJECT DETECTION: PREVENTING HEAVY-TO-HEAVY COLLISIONS

OBJECT DETECTION: PREVENTING
HEAVY-TO-HEAVY COLLISIONS


When multiple mining trucks operate in the same area, space can fill up pretty quickly. With such large vehicles sharing a full road, collision avoidance systems are a crucial part of mining safety.

A low-speed collision between small vehicles may result in a dent or two, a few hundred dollars in damage and minor injuries to drivers or passengers. But a collision between large mining trucks—even at low speed—has the potential to seriously injure operators or others on site and can result in several thousands of dollars in damage and lost productivity due to downtime.

While trained, alert operators are an important first step in preventing heavy-to-heavy collisions, object detection systems provide an additional measure of mine safety that can prevent mining collisions that result in injury and costly repairs. A suite of sensors and cameras helps improve operator visibility, allowing workers to confirm the safety of an area both visually and by sensor before moving the truck.

Because large mining trucks have extended stopping distances, it’s important for operators to get a good look at their surroundings before moving in any direction. By automatically activating at low speeds or stops, object detection systems provide operators with a quick look at the area surrounding the truck, which could be the difference between a productive cycle and a collision.

While object detection systems can improve mine safety and avert heavy-to-heavy vehicle collisions, they do not replace standard mining safety procedures. What are other ways you avoid heavy-to-heavy collisions at your mine? Are you using object detection to improve safety? Share your experiences with us on Twitter or Facebook.

 


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OBJECT DETECTION: PREVENTING
HEAVY-TO-HEAVY COLLISIONS


When multiple mining trucks operate in the same area, space can fill up pretty quickly. With such large vehicles sharing a full road, collision avoidance systems are a crucial part of mining safety.

A low-speed collision between small vehicles may result in a dent or two, a few hundred dollars in damage and minor injuries to drivers or passengers. But a collision between large mining trucks—even at low speed—has the potential to seriously injure operators or others on site and can result in several thousands of dollars in damage and lost productivity due to downtime.

While trained, alert operators are an important first step in preventing heavy-to-heavy collisions, object detection systems provide an additional measure of mine safety that can prevent mining collisions that result in injury and costly repairs. A suite of sensors and cameras helps improve operator visibility, allowing workers to confirm the safety of an area both visually and by sensor before moving the truck.

Because large mining trucks have extended stopping distances, it’s important for operators to get a good look at their surroundings before moving in any direction. By automatically activating at low speeds or stops, object detection systems provide operators with a quick look at the area surrounding the truck, which could be the difference between a productive cycle and a collision.

While object detection systems can improve mine safety and avert heavy-to-heavy vehicle collisions, they do not replace standard mining safety procedures. What are other ways you avoid heavy-to-heavy collisions at your mine? Are you using object detection to improve safety? Share your experiences with us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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