Vehicle Intervention System Takes Control When Necessary
Hexagon said CAS provides drivers of large vehicles with 360° proximity detection at any speed and in all conditions via cabin display units. Mine VIS can take control of the machine in certain defined situations if the operator does not react appropriately to the initial CAS warning. The system can act depending on the situation, either by inhibiting propulsion, activating the retarder or applying the service brake. Mine VIS can also be used in conjunction with Fatigue- Monitor, the company’s fatigue-detection, alerting, and reporting solution, using the same sensors and user interface. Hexagon said it worked closely with an OEM to develop a last-resort system that mitigates the consequences of a collision.
Hexagon noted that Mine VIS is being
installed in Anglo American Kumba Iron
Ore’s Sishen mine in South Africa after
the company contacted Hexagon Mining
following an assessment of its operation
to identify major risks. Hexagon Mining
and the customer subsequently defined a
step-by-step approach to develop a solution.
According to Hexagon, Mine VIS is
timely in South Africa where government
regulations will compel surface mines to
implement such systems on heavy machine
equipment by June 2019.