Caterpillar entered an agreement with Seeing Machines Pty Ltd. to deliver and support light vehicle and on-highway driver fatigue and distraction monitoring technology through Cat dealers.

Seeing Machines’ Guardian 2 system is a non-intrusive system that senses operator movements and analyzes them for symptoms of fatigue or distraction. Seat vibration and audio alarms alert operators when a microsleep or distraction event is detected.

Guardian 2 replaces the Driver Safety System in the Cat MineStar Detect portfolio, Caterpillar reported. Among other capabilities, the system provides reports and analytics for tracking patterns and determining if operators are having repeated fatigue or distraction events.

Since its introduction, Guardian has logged more than 4 billion km traveled and has detected more than 6.4 million distraction events.