Beyond Entry Level Collision Avoidance Technology

Contractors can pick from a growing number of collision avoidance technologies for their offroad equipment--but are they all up to the most challenging environments?


Contractors can choose from a growing number of pedestrian and collision avoidance systems for their construction equipment fleet. But are all of them up to the rigors of large, complex projects and mission-critical use cases? Here, Tec-Niche's Mark Boisvert lays out the characteristics that make Dotnetix the preferred solution for some environments.

IRONPROS: If we look at things from the physical plant first, something else in the market might have like a stereo camera or various things. But is it often desirable to have more than one camera or the ability to configure them in different ways, given the piece of equipment?

BOISVERT: Depending on the piece of equipment, the size, we have the capability of doing up to six cameras per one display. We can record up to 50 hours of video for each of our cameras. If you want to do any analytics after the fact, or during the fact, and help train your operators, we have that capability. So you've always got access to that. It rewrites itself after 50 hours. For any the detection information, you have up to 90 hours of CSV files that you can download, or we send you a report saying okay, here's the hotspots on your site. We can, after a certain amount of time detect which operator, where they're going to, which machine and what spot in your site it is and at what time a possible accident, fatal accident or very serious accident can happen. And we can train around that.

IRONPROS: When you have the multiple cameras, are they all always activated at the same time? Are they working together in ways that are really kind of influenced by what's happening around the equipment or where the equipment is moving?

IRONPROS: That's a great question. We can do it a couple of different ways. So the cameras are always detecting ...


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