Hexagon to preview safety tech

Hexagon Mining will be showcasing its vehicle intervention technology, which will soon be a part of its Collision Avoidance System (CAS), and a new version of FatigueMonitor at MINExpo
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Hexagon Mining’s Collision Avoidance System is used in more than 25,000 vehicles in 55 countries

Staff reporter

Attendees can get a first look at the company’s Vehicle Intervention System (VIS), which adds a layer of protection to the CAS. Also in the spotlight will be the next generation of FatigueMonitor, computer-vision technology that monitors operators while they drive to prevent fatigue-related incidents.

VIS assists the operator and can take control of a machine in certain situations if the operator does not react appropriately to a CAS warning. Similarly, FatigueMonitor prevents incidents by alerting drivers and management to the early stages of fatigue. It’s a compact dashboard-mounted unit that unobtrusively analyses vehicle movements and detects operator distraction, the company explained.

Hexagon Mining president Hélio Samoram commented: “Our safety solutions minimise the two major causes of accidents in a mine – blind spots and fatigue.

“This integrated technology is essential to our mission of helping companies run safer, more productive mines.”

Hexagon Mining stated that there will be previews of other new solutions from the company’s operations, planning and safety suites.