Seeing Machines: First Deployment of DMS in Coaches?

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4Q 2013 | IN-1017998


A Strategic Agreement with Royal Beuk


On the December 10, 2013, Seeing Machines announced that it had signed a strategic agreement with European coach operator Royal Beuk to deploy its automated Driver Monitoring System (DMS) in its vehicles. The company claims that this is the first time that such a system has been installed in coaches with the obvious potential benefits of reducing the risks of catastrophic crashes and thus passenger fatalities.

Royal Beuk plans to install the systems initially in a group of 20 coaches and will roll out the technology across its entire fleet of 80 vehicles upon completion of a 9-month evaluation period. Results from the 9-month trial will be used to further refine the system. Vehicles selected to trial the system will mostly consist of coaches used for long-distance journeys within Europe, although there are also plans to test the system in a small number of other vehicle types such as trucks carrying dangerous chemicals. Upon completion of t...

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