Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision solutions company, has announced a partnership with GloboConnect, a provider of telematics systems for fleets, to develop Driver Sense, a driver monitoring telematics device targeted at fleets in the oil and gas industry.
The device will combine Eyesight Technologies’ computer vision and AI-based driver monitoring system with GloboConnect’s telematics infrastructure and hardware. The device is intended to improve road safety for an estimated 50,000 vehicles in oil and gas fleets around the world.
While the need for driver safety and awareness is crucial for all commercial fleets, the need during transport of dangerous and hazardous goods is especially critical. With increased potential for environmental and collateral damage resulting from accidents, fleets in the oil and gas industry – as well as other dangerous or hazardous materials – must ensure that their drivers remain alert and safe on the road.
For the past six years, GloboConnect has invested in road safety, allocating a large part of its R&D resources to the development of innovative safety systems for the transportation of dangerous goods. The company has devoted vast resources for the development of technological solutions to meet the needs of large oil groups.
The driver monitoring solution utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision to monitor drivers for signs of distraction and fatigue, preventing accidents by ensuring continuous driver awareness. Driver Sense also detects dangerous actions behind the wheel such as smoking – especially dangerous in the oil and gas industry – to help eliminate unsafe driver practices.
“This partnership is another meaningful step toward creating safer driving environments in the fleet industry,” said David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight Technologies. “An aftermarket driver monitoring system solution is a valuable addition to existing telematics offerings, increasing the safety and efficiency of fleets.”
“The partnership is a major part of our effort and investment to improve road safety,” said Yannick Guidez, CEO of GloboConnect. “The addition of Eyesight Technologies’ driver monitoring solution to our telematics capabilities enables us to extend our driver safety solutions to include monitoring inside the cabin, allowing our customers to ensure better driving practices and the safer transport of dangerous goods in the oil and gas trucking industry.”