How Can It Be Fixed?
Technology today can benefit the forklift operator as well as the pedestrian with the use of AI machine learning technology on a forklift safety system. Although there are many aspects to a forklift safety system, we’re only going to focus on what the AI machine learning technology is doing to combat the alarm fatigue and doing two things at the same time.
The AI machine learning technology has gone through extensive learning in order to identify what is a human and what is an object and tell the difference between the two. Within the Dashboard of the forklift safety system, you can set the distance as to when you want the proximity warning system to activate, whether it be 5’, 23’ or up to 33’ in a single direction.
When the forklift safety system is activated, it continuously monitors every 60ms, for a human or an object. When the human or object comes within the predefined distance, that’s when the audio and visual alerts activate. The operator can then take action to avert an injury or accident. The proximity warning system allows the operator to continue to work and the workers to continue to do their job. This does not mean people shouldn’t continue to watch for the moving vehicles, but it does take a more proactive stance to keeping people and even objects…safe.