Autonomous vehicle development requires on-road data collection, test and validation. To mitigate the risks of operating development vehicles on public roads, a safety or backup driver is normally behind the wheel.
Seeing Machines’ Guardian Backup-driver Monitoring System (BdMS) supports the human back-up driver in remaining vigilant during on-road operations.
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends the use of driver monitoring systems to mitigate the risk of backup driver inattention contributing to accidents.
Guardian BdMS can be retrofitted and integrated into autonomous vehicle platforms, anywhere a safety or backup driver may be employed.
An in-vehicle sensor monitors the driver’s face and eyes.
Automotive-grade, series production-proven FOVIO driver monitoring technology tracks alertness and identifies distraction.
Escalating alerts – visual, audible and vibratory – warn the back-up driver of fatigue or distraction in real time.
Real-time data and video can optionally be relayed back-to-base and synchronized with other vehicle data to complement Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
Guardian BdMS operates under real-world lighting and weather conditions. It accommodates most wearable items, such as glasses, sunglasses, face masks, caps, headscarves, cosmetics and jewellery.
- Our safety technology is underpinned by 20+ years of scientific and AI research, yielding dependable performance necessary for safety-critical systems.
- We have years of experience in delivering driver monitoring safety solutions for commercial and industrial fleets, as well as in passenger car applications. Our DMS technology can scale from small fleets to automotive production programs requiring ISO26262 and ISO16750 compliance.
- Guardian BdMS has been designed and configured specifically to meet the needs of autonomous vehicle developers.