Seeing Machines, a company specializing in driver monitoring and intervention sensing technologies and services, announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an incident avoidance solution that helps drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time.

Seeing Machines Fleet technology helps professional drivers avoid accidents and reduce the risk of governmental fines through an advanced set of distraction and fatigue detection technologies.

Seeing Machines Fleet uses the company’s computer-vision DSS technology to track driver eye and facial movement to provide fleet operators an objective way of detecting and preventing driver fatigue and distraction events in real time. The moment a threat is detected, the system alerts the driver and the monitoring staff through in-vehicle alarms and seat vibrations while sending an informative data package to the central monitoring team for further analysis and action.

The research and development supporting Seeing Machines Fleet spans more than eight years of testing, field studies, and industry usage in mining, transportation, and automotive sectors where the organization works closely with its alliance partners, Caterpillar and Takata.

The technology is currently being used by mining, road transport and bus customers in Europe, Australia and South Africa and is expected to appear in private passenger cars as early as 2016. Seeing Machines has shipped more than 4,000 units of its driver safety system worldwide, with all clients reporting, at minimum, a 71 percent reduction in fatigue and distraction related driving events.