Warehouses and logistics hubs have never been busier as they scramble to meet accelerating demand for home and office deliveries as a result of Covid19. Ensuring the safety of staff amid the relentless pressure to fulfill the avalanche of orders can be a huge challenge. It only takes a momentary loss of concentration by someone inadvertently stepping in front of a forklift to cause a serious injury and thousands of dollars of damage to the goods it’s transporting.
Our aim with the new VIA Mobile360 AI Forklift Safety Kit is to harness the power of Computer Vision and AI technologies is to enable warehouse managers to prevent such accidents from happening. With real-time 360° SVS (Surround View System) video and DMOD (Dynamic Moving Object Detection) capabilities, the kit enables forklift operators to identify potential safety threats such as the unexpected arrival of another person or vehicle within a close range in time to take appropriate action to avert a collision.
Its AI-powered DMS (Driver Monitoring System) further boosts warehouse safety by issuing alerts whenever it detects signs of operator fatigue, distraction, and dangerous behavior such as using a smart phone. To prevent unauthorized staff from operating the vehicle, the DMS also supports Driver ID using facial recognition technology.
We have developed the VIA Mobile360 AI Forklift Safety Kit in close collaboration with forklift manufacturers and logistics supply chain customers in China, Taiwan, and other key markets. It combines a robust ultra-compact VIA Mobile360 M810 in-vehicle system with FOV-190° cameras supporting 360° SVS video and front/rear DMOD, one FOV-60° DMS camera, and 7” high-resolution display panel. A number of customization options are also available, including a seat belt buckle sensor and ultrasonic proximity sensors/mmWave short distance radar sensors
To learn more about the VIA Mobile360 AI Forklift Safety Kit, please click here.