Hitachi adopts Nissan camera tech

Hitachi Construction Machinery has obtained the licence for Nissan's camera image-processing technology for use in its rigid dump trucks and ultra-large mining excavators
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Hitachi is promising more safety with Nissan image-processing technology

Nadav Shemer

The multi-camera Around View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) technology was jointly developed by Nissan Motor Corp and Clarion.

The AVM offers an overhead view of the machine’s surroundings in real time by composing images from four exterior cameras, Hitachi said. The monitor installed in the instrument panel displays the position of the machine and lines to assist parking. Based on the AVM technology that is already installed in Nissan cars, Hitachi has developed an overhead-view monitor with Clarion for use in its trucks and excavators.

The MOD technology analyses images of moving objects from the four AVM cameras. It enhances safety by alerting the driver to any changes in the machine’s surroundings. Using the MOD significantly improves the operator’s vision of other trucks and machinery in the mines, Hitachi said.