Seeing Machines, an advanced computer vision technology company, launched Guardian Generation 3, the latest version of its aftermarket driver monitoring system, at CES 2024.
Seeing Machines' technology uses advanced sensors and image processing technology, including artificial intelligence. A camera and sensor system installed in the cab tracks micro-movements of the driver’s eyes and head. Image processing technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence can identify fatigue or distraction.
When an event is detected, the driver receives in-cab audio and optional seat vibration alerts.
Seeing Machines has been protecting commercial transport and logistics companies with its aftermarket Guardian solution globally, with nearly 9 billion miles of recorded travel in 54,000 vehicles. It made the technology available in the U.S. in 2016.
Guardian Generation 3
The company said Guardian Generation 3 has been independently tested and confirmed to meet the European Commissions' General Safety Regulation for Drowsiness Detection, a requirement for all new cars, vans trucks, and buses across Europe that goes into effect in July 2024.
Guardian Generation 3 also features refined microsleep detection and eye-gaze tracking, which Seeing Machines said enhances its ability to accurately detect distracted driving.
"Regulation continues to drive demand for all of our DMS technology, and I am very pleased to see that we have successfully launched the next generation of our Guardian solution for commercial transport and logistics companies as well as commercial vehicle manufacturers,” said Paul McGlone, CEO of Seeing Machines, in a release.
"A reliable solution that only activates when required is so important for driver adoption and continued road safety. Additionally, supporting commercial vehicle OEMs with an aftermarket (or factory fit) solution is critical to their ability to sell compliant vehicles.”