After launching its eye-tracking Guardian System technology in the UK at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, Australian technology specialist, Seeing Machines, has announced it has signed its first UK multi-year services contract.
The contract will see Lincolnshire-based refrigerated distribution specialist, FreshLinc, fit the Guardian System to 320 of the vehicles in its fleet for a three-year agreement.
Seeing Machines’ Guardian System is a real-time driver fatigue, distraction and accident prevention service, boasting over 90 per cent reduction in fatigue or distraction related driver events.
According to Seeing Machines, the Guardian System solution was successfully trialled at several of FreshLinc’s depots to measure the levels of fatigue and distraction prevalent in their fleet and to evaluate the effectiveness of the system at mitigating those risks through its in-cabin alerts and 24-7 monitoring intervention service.
Paul Angelatos, President, Guardian Systems at Seeing Machines commented: “The Guardian safety solution is already saving professional drivers’ lives internationally, and now we’re positioned to better protect UK fleet operators and surrounding highway users by addressing distracted driving and fatigue in real-time, preventing accidents before they happen. We are delighted to be working with FreshLinc to better safeguard their drivers, improve their safety culture and protect their brand.”
Lee Juniper, Managing Director FreshLinc commented: “We care about our drivers and want to make sure each one gets home safely every day. Even though our drivers and equipment are among the best on the road, we are confident this technology will further strengthen our safety culture, protect our drivers and improve highway safety overall.”