Eyesight and Globo monitor oil and gas fleet drivers

  • August 24, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Israeli AI computer vision firm Eyesight Technologies is working with French telematics provider GloboConnect to develop a driver-monitoring device for the oil and gas fleets industry.
The device will combine Eyesight’s computer vision and AI based driver-monitoring system (DMS) with Globo’s telematics infrastructure and hardware to improve road safety for an estimated 50,000 vehicles in oil and gas fleets.
While the need for driver safety and awareness is crucial for all commercial fleets, the need during transport of dangerous and hazardous goods is especially critical. With increased potential for environmental and collateral damage resulting from accidents, fleets in the oil and gas industries, as well as other dangerous or hazardous materials, must ensure that their drivers remain alert and safe on the road.
“This partnership is another meaningful step towards creating safer driving environments in the fleet industry,” said David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight Technologies. “An aftermarket DMS is a valuable addition to existing telematics offerings, increasing the safety and efficiency of fleets.”
For the past six years, GloboConnect has invested in road safety, allocating a large part of its R&D resources to the development of safety systems for the transport of dangerous goods, such as the recently announced rollover detection system, and devoted resources for the development of technology to meet the needs of large oil groups.
Eyesight’s DriverSense adds another dimension to GloboConnect’s safety management offering for these fleets. It uses AI and computer vision to monitor drivers for signs of distraction and fatigue, preventing accidents by ensuring continuous driver awareness. Driver Sense also detects dangerous actions behind the wheel such as smoking, which is especially dangerous in the oil and gas industry, to help eliminate unsafe driver practices. 
“The partnership is a major part of our effort and investment to improve road safety,” said Yannick Guidez, CEO of GloboConnect. “The addition of Eyesight Technologies’ driver monitoring to our telematics capabilities enables us to extend our driver safety to include monitoring inside the cabin, allowing our customers to ensure better driving practices and the safer transport of dangerous goods in the oil and gas trucking industry.”
Eyesight creates intelligent sensing that uses edge-based computer vision and AI for safer and better driving experiences. The company focuses on the automotive in-cabin environment, offering the DriverSense driver monitoring system, CabinSense occupancy monitoring systems and FleetSense driver monitoring aftermarket product for fleets.
GloboConnect, created in 2009, is a player in embedded computing. Present in 34 countries, it works with all kinds of companies, administrations, communities and other organisations that need GPS tracking to avoid stealing and thieves, reduce travel time and fuel costs, and keep safe drivers, vehicles and goods.