How Technology Can Help
Technology has come a long way for forklift safety. With the latest machine learning and AI technologies in the market, it has made forklift safety systems smart and safe. This technology is teachable, meaning the more experience it gets, the more accurate the results become. Add on that it can distinguish between a human and an object, and now you have something of real value.
When a forklift safety system using this technology like the SIERA.AI forklift safety system is used, it will scan every 60ms searching for some type of obstruction: human or non-human. Now, that’s where you can set the distance. Because each facility is a bit different, you may need the distance to be longer or short. You can set the distance to be as far away as 33 feet. Should you need 33 feet is up to you, but you have that as a choice. It is up to you what is going to be the best distance: 10 feet, 5 feet, 27 feet. What matters is that based on the load being carried and the distance or clearance the forklift driver needs from another object or person is key.