Australian-based Seeing Machines has signed a strategic agreement to provide Caterpillar Global Mining LLC with in-cab driver fatigue monitoring systems for use in mining machines.

Under the agreement, Seeing Machines' DSS fatigue warning systems will become available through the global Cat Dealer network. The contract also includes joint product development and technology licensing agreements.

“The safety of our mining customers’ employees is a paramount issue to us,” said David Edwards, safety solutions manager for Caterpillar Global Mining. “Seeing Machines delivers both safety and productivity benefits to the mining industry. Going forward, we see even closer integration between what in-cab fatigue monitoring can deliver in both intervention alerts and analytics to improve safety and performance.”

Here’s a GeoBeats News video that demonstrates the technology.