Via Technologies, Inc. unveiled its new Via Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System at MINEXPO 2021, which took place September 13-15, 2021. 
 
The Via Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System leverages its 360-degree video and mmWave radar smart sensor fusion technology to provide operators of mining, excavation, and construction vehicles with real-time alerts of approaching vehicles, machinery, and workers in all weather, lighting, and working conditions.

With its flexible design, including a ruggedized IP67 waterproof enclosure, IP69K cameras, and mmWave radar sensors, the system can be installed on wide variety of loaders, off-highway trucks, and other heavy equipment.

A single, unified interface on the in-cabin screen featuring real-time 360-degree video makes it easy for operators to view alerts and see everything that is happening around their vehicle. - Photo: Via Technologies

A single, unified interface on the in-cabin screen featuring real-time 360-degree video makes it easy for operators to view alerts and see everything that is happening around their vehicle.

Photo: Via Technologies

Via Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System

The Via Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System is a complete solution that includes the VIA Mobile360 M810 System with an IP67 ruggedized waterproof enclosure, four FOV190° IP69K 720p cameras, three IP69K 77GHz mmWave radar sensors, a choice of 8.2” and 10.1” HD monitors, and a 4.4W speaker. An extensive range of mountings and cables is also available.

Highlights include: 

  • Smart Sensor Fusion: To ensure the accurate and timely detection of potential safety hazards in all weather, lighting, and operational conditions, the Via Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System features smart sensor fusion technology combining camera detection with mmWave radar sensors. A single, unified interface on the in-cabin screen featuring real-time 360-degree video makes it easy for operators to view alerts and see everything that is happening around their vehicle.
  • Smart Detection: The system features two configurable Warning and Critical detection zones to notify operators of potential hazards around the left, right and rear sides of the vehicle. Whenever it detects an object or a person in either zone, it displays a color-coded indicator on the operator’s in-cabin screen. If it deems the object or person as a threat due to their trajectory, a blue box will flash around the color-coded indicator and the corresponding audio alert will also be played to alert the operator of the impending danger.
  • Reverse Gear: When the vehicle is reversing, all objects detected by the system’s rear camera and radar are treated as threats regardless of their trajectories, enabling the operator to take extra care when carrying out this most collision-prone maneuver.
  • Supported Vehicles: The system can be installed on a wide variety of vehicles, including the CAT 972M, CAT 980M, CAT 988K, CAT 775F, and John Deere 724. A comprehensive range of customization services is available to meet specific deployment requirements.”