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JCB adds AI cameras

10 July 2024

JCB adds AI cameras

JCB has launched a pedestrian recognition system using artificial intelligence (AI) designed to reduce the risk of harm and injury to workers on UK construction sites.

Called Intellisense, it has been developed for use on JCB Loadall telescopic handlers to reduce the risk to workers of being struck by moving materials handling machines.

The system is designed to identify, assess and mitigate such risks on construction sites and to enable contractors and users to manage potential hazards around the machine and its operating environment.

Intellisense is initially being launched on JCB’s 540-140 and 535-125 Loadalls, following calls from UK construction firms for such pedestrian recognition systems. It provides 270 degree AI camera coverage around the machine and issues visual and audible alerts for the operator and pedestrians in close proximity.

The system integrates with JCB’s LiveLink telematics system, to allow data to be accessed from a single source, with machine and cloud data storage as standard.

Four cameras are used, three of which are AI cameras (two being side-mounted and one rear-facing), as well as a forward-facing standard camera to improve visibility to the operator in line with the object detection and visibility aids standard ISO16001:2017.

The technology is designed to detect pedestrians within a preset proximity of the machine. When the system senses a pedestrian in that area, audible and visual warnings are triggered inside the cabin for the operator and externally to warn the person and other site workers.

The system also provides an operator alert button as standard, where the operator has the capability to record a 10 second data segment that is automatically sent to, and stored in, the cloud.

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