Provider of AI-enabled driver monitoring technology Seeing Machines has announced that National Express will be installing Guardian into vehicles across its UK white fleet coach network.
Guardian will also be installed into the coach company’s King Ferry operations.
Seeing Machines said National Express has selected driver monitoring technology Guardian to aid prevention of driver fatigue and distraction, as to further enhance its safety measures.
Guardian is an intelligent driver safety solution that uses in-cab sensors to monitor in real time the driver’s levels of fatigue and distraction. Used by leading transport and logistics companies worldwide, Seeing Machines said it is proven to reduce fatigue events by more than 90%.
Face- and gaze-tracking algorithms measure the driver’s head position and eye closure and, when safety parameters are exceeded, audio alarms and seat vibration are immediately activated. Guardian also features a forward-facing camera which captures critical information about road conditions at the time of the event.
Paul McGlone CEO of Seeing Machines said, ‘National Express operates a sophisticated, multi-national organisation. Safety is paramount when individuals entrust you to get them from point A to point B, and that’s where Guardian steps in. National Express will leverage our leading Guardian solution to improve the working environment of employees and the safety of passengers.’
‘Our engagement with National Express signifies the growing adoption of our Guardian technology in the bus and coach sector, as we continue to grow our client base in this transport segment with many large well-known global brands,’ added McGlone.
The contract represents a four-year term which will see the technology installed into around 700 vehicles by the end of the 2019 calendar year.