Active safety systems
Continuous developments and new active safety systems, specially designed in order to avoid critical situations, making driving increasingly safe.
The Magic Eye is a technologically advanced assistance system developed by Datik, an Irizar Group company, which helps to minimise the risk of distraction and collision by detecting and anticipating situations through artificial vision technology, thereby contributing to more reliable driving.
This system includes:
DFW: Driver Fatigue Warning
The detection and warning of driver fatigue and distraction is the main distinguishing feature with respect to other conventional products. Thanks to its artificial vision technology, it monitors blinking and eye and head movements in order to detect unusual actions which may lead to the driver making risky reactions. In such case, the warning alarms are activated by vibrating the driver’s seat.
Fatigue and the possibility of falling asleep for a second are the most common causes of the most serious traffic accidents. Above all, this fact affects industrial vehicles, because the drivers spend many hours on the road.
A camera situated on the dashboard, focussed on the face of the driver processes the images and measures the blinking frequency of the same. This innovative system works under zero illumination conditions, without bothering the driver, by using infrared illumination. This helps prevent luminosity issues and it also enables the system to work when drivers are wearing any type of glasses, including some types of sunglasses.
It also offers a significant competitive advantage over other conventional products which are solely focused on warning the driver. It includes image recording, alert log and event log services, as well as information which is transmitted to a central unit via a web platform, enabling conclusions to be drawn and all the information collected to be managed in order to detect violations, plan safer routes or optimise driving habits. Magic Eye thus becomes a complete solution designed for fleet management, enabling fuel savings and the risks of distraction and collision to be minimised, thereby helping to contribute to safer, more efficient and more reliable driving.
LDW: Lane Departure Warning
The aim is to warn and notify the driver when there is a lane departure that could be caused by distraction of the driver.
The lane departure detection is done by means of a forward facing camera that captures images of the road and processes them using artificial vision technology. At the same time, the system reads the condition of the indicators to see if the manoeuvre has been indicated and the change is intentional.
The system is capable of discriminating between lane changes and lane invasions. It understands that lane changes involve a sufficiently large lateral displacement to allow the vehicle to occupy the next lane.
On the other hand, lane invasions refer to those circumstances where part of the vehicle invades one of the next lanes for a few instants, but the vehicle remains in the same lane.
When the system creates an alert, it warns the driver by vibrating their seat. If the driver invades the left lane the left part of the seat vibrates, and to the contrary if the driver invades the right lane, the right part of the seat vibrates.
This system is aimed at medium and long distance transports, for large capacity roads. It is activated when the vehicles exceed 60 km/h.
FCW: Forward Collision Warning
The aim is to warn and notify the driver when there is a vehicle in front below the safety distance.
The system consists of installing a radar in the front part of the vehicle. It warns the driver by vibrating their seat when the vehicle exceeds 60 km/h and the vehicle in front is within 70 metres, as long as its speed is less than that of the coach equipped with this system.
The radar measures the distance and the speed of the objects around the vehicle based on the Doppler effect, with a precision close to 0.25 meters and 0.5 Km/h. The system evaluates the situation around the vehicle approximately 15 times a second, in order to determine if there is risk of rear-end collision or not.