Japanese company Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) has acquired the licence for camera image processing technology for use in its rigid dump trucks and ultra-large mining excavators.
Nissan Motor and Clarion have jointly developed the image processing technology.
According to HCM, the multi-camera around view monitor (AVM) and moving object detection (MOD) technology offers quality visibility, in addition to alerting operators to movement on job sites.
The AVM composes images from four exterior cameras and offers an overhead view of the machine's surroundings in real-time.
The instrument panel is integrated with a monitor that displays the position of the machine and lines to assist parking.
HCM has developed an overhead-view monitor with Clarion for use in its dump trucks and mining excavators, based on the AVM technology.
By analysing images of moving objects from four AVM cameras, MOD technology alerts the driver to any changes in the machine's surroundings and improves safety.
The vision of the operator of other trucks and machinery in the mines can also be improved with MOD technology.
HCM incorporates advanced technologies from other Hitachi Group companies and other industries in its own technologies, and creates products that have improved safety features.
Image: Hitachi Construction Machinery's rigid dump truck. Photo: courtesy of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe NV.