Almost every week, cyclists and pedestrians are involved in collisions involving commercial vehicles. Many vulnerable road users are unaware of the blind spots to the front and rear of an HGV, leading to serious incidents because they have not been seen by the driver. The Brigade team believes HGV drivers need a combination of direct and indirect vision and other cutting-edge safety equipment, such as passive and active technology, for optimal safety.
AI cameras are a new generation of active blind-spot detection. Using Artificial Intelligence, the cameras detect and recognise the human form within the pre-defined detection zone and reliably warn the driver visually and/or audibly before a possible collision occurs. Image processing is built-in to the camera, meaning no other hardware is required.
Image: VBV-2220C-AI-D04 AI Detection Camera
The new generation of active blind-spot detection recognises humans using Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning the driver when a person is detected. The system alerts lorry drivers to potential dangers, such as a vulnerable road user(VRU) in its blind spot. Brigade’s AI camera substantially reduces false positive warnings by only alerting the driver when there is a real danger of collision with a VRU.
The operating system used in the cameras is ‘trained’ to recognise people based on algorithms. The system has an HD camera with processing power embedded, enabling it to identify whether there is a human within the detection range.
Installation is easy with the ‘plug and play’ system, makes it an attractive option for large fleets. The camera has IP69K rating which means it is protected against ingress of dust, high temperature and high-pressure water. The minicomputer is built into the camera unit and processes the information to continually improve detection and reduce false alarms. Brigade adaptor cable provides the confidence that camera is always on, and boot time is zero, so the driver can set off with confidence after ignition.