The key to the Detect fatigue and distraction solution is the Driver Safety System (DSS), a non-intrusive, in-cab detection technology that instantly alerts operators the moment fatigue or distraction is identified. It works by monitoring eye-closure duration and head pose. If the system detects a fatigue or distraction event, the operator is immediately alerted through an in-vehicle seat vibration and audio alarm.
Data from the DSS is fed to the Monitoring Center, where safety advisors work around the clock to analyze data and video from the DSS to notify onsite personnel about drowsy or distracted driving. The monitoring center delivers customized reporting and analysis with site-level recommendations and provides the opportunity to develop customer Fatigue Intervention Plans with shiftwork experts.
Similar to the DSS, Guardian 2 is a lighter-weight solution made specifically for on-highway applications. A camera monitors the operator’s head and eyes, looking for signs of fatigue or distraction. If fatigue or distraction are detected, Guardian 2 provides immediate in-vehicle intervention: the seat vibrates and an audio alarm sounds. This solution is not suitable for mining machines.
The Fatigue and Distraction Risk Assessment give you the power to see risk in your operations. We’ll leverage technologies like DSS to help you visualize and quantify the prevalence of fatigue and distraction on your site. Caterpillar experts will help you make immediate improvements and create a long-term plan for performance excellence. The assessment includes: