Irizar UK is pleased to announce the delivery of a European first safety system designed and installed by Irizar Group subsidiary Datik which sets out to revolutionise passenger safety.
Speaking at the handover of the first coach for the UK to be fitted with this system Stewarts Coaches Managing Director Andy Cotton (picutred above, centre with Datik) commented:
‘at the centre of Stewarts core values is safety. We cannot put a price on the safety of our customers and when Irizar told me they were working on this solution I immediately said that we wanted Stewarts to be involved. Coach safety has improved massively over the last ten years in terms of collision strength but nothing has happened in terms of driver monitoring. This system has taken a massive leap forwards in terms of thinking and we cannot wait to put this system on trial and working with Irizar to further develop this device’.
Datik ES was born only a year ago as a new technology company part of the Irizar SP Group.
At the heart of this company is a focus on driver management information coupled with a innovative safety first called ‘Magic Eye’. The principle of Magic Eye is to monitor different road risks that face the driver every minute of the day using cameras.
The system can monitor pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes and vehicles, both stationary and moving and can detect all of the following risks:-
- speed limit signs
- involuntary lane changes
- driver fatigue and distraction.
Obviously the most important element of this system is driver fatigue.
Magic eye monitors the drivers eye movements along with the movements of the vehicle to look for abnormal actions which could lead to dangers. If any danger is monitored then the system has a number of options to avoid any collision. This can be as simple as a warning light on the dashboard to a vibration in the drivers seat all the way through to sms texting to the operators offices to warn them of a potential danger.