We all know the term blind spot since most of us drive a car. We take precautions by using side view mirrors and looking over our shoulder. Yet, car accidents continue to occur. Is driving a forklift truck any different? No. Actually, blind spots are more dangerous for forklift drivers as they are multi-tasking. They are working and driving, where car drivers are only driving the vehicle. Now add poor lighting conditions, weather conditions especially if near the dock area and we’ve increased the blind spot problem.
One solution that works to avert these issues is with a pedestrian detection system and an object detection system. Can you get both? Yes, the S3 PDS by SIERA.AI will separately identify if there is a pedestrian in the vicinity or an object. The forklift driver will get a visual symbol, box for an object or person symbol for a human, followed by audio alerts. The combination of the two will alert the driver to take action.