Vostochnaya Mining Co. (VGK) has launched a pilot project to equip cars with the Antison video surveillance system with the function of monitoring the driver's condition. In test mode, the system is installed on several trucks involved in coal transportation and two long-distance passenger vehicles.
The ‘Antisone’ system allows operators to quickly identify possible driver fatigue, decreased attention and falling asleep. The active appearance models (AAM) system works by analysing facial parameters and continuously tracking the position of the driver's head and eyelids using infrared sensors. As soon as the camera detects significant deviations in the position of the head, strong turns, a warning signal sounds, which is repeated several times. The signal stops after the position of the head and gaze of the person returns to normal. Infrared sensors work even in the dark, including through any glasses.
“We plan to equip all VGK machines with this system. First of all, these are buses and cars, which are used to deliver the company's employees. The system is also installed in parallel on trucks. This measure is intended to prevent the risk of accidents due to reduced driver attention due to monotonous work. This is especially true at night. The company is aware of the possible risks, therefore, chooses modern systems of international level for equipping machines The whole range of measures taken is aimed at preserving the life and health of drivers and passengers,” commented Ilya Sterlikov, Director for Labour Protection and Industrial Safety of the All-Russian State Conservatory.
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