30 May, 2024

How Smart Eye Elevates Fleet Safety with Advanced Driver Monitoring Systems

AAIS offers complete driver support systems, combining Smart Eye’s DMS software with propriety hardware. With systems designed for both aftermarket installation in existing fleet vehicles and integration in new cars, trucks and buses by small-volume manufacturers, AAIS’s primary source of revenue is through product sales and customer specific projects with OEMs and fleet owners. The business unit also offers tailored integration for specific vehicle needs. 

AIS improves safety in fleet vehicles 

AAIS develops and distributes AIS, a complete driver support system that consists of a standalone camera unit and Electronic Control Unit (ECU). This flexible and scalable in-cabin safety system can effectively detect early signs of driver drowsiness and distraction, improving driver performance and reducing road accidents. AIS is compliant with the EU’s General Safety Regulation (GSR) requirements and can be smoothly integrated with fleet management systems through wireless connectivity. 

Geotab integration and breakthrough contract in 2023 

In 2023, the business unit made significant advancement by fully integrating AIS with fleet management platform Geotab, making the system available on the Geotab Marketplace. 

Other key events of the past year include signing a breakthrough supply contract with Linde, the world’s largest industrial gas company, which will be installing AIS systems in its heavy vehicles in the Nordic and Baltic regions. 

AIS was also selected by Chinese and European bus manufacturers for GSR compliance. In October, the system was named the “Fleet Management Solution of the Year” in the 2023 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program. AAIS also introduced two new product versions: AIS CV (Commercial Vehicle) Alert and AIS I/O. AIS CV Alert is tailored to help bus and truck manufacturers guarantee immediate compliance with the EU’s General Safety Regulation (GSR). AIS I/O offers digital input and output signals in addition to the standard methods for alerting the driver – enabling the user to also control external warning methods, such as seat vibration. 

In 2024, AAIS plans to develop a cloud-based backend system for fleet management and maintenance, while expanding its network of distributors for better local support. Aligning AIS with the European GSR will also remain a top priority, helping customers through the GSR certification process and ensuring their vehicles comply with current and future safety requirements. 

In March 2024, AAIS received a breakthrough order from a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer. The customer will be implementing Smart Eye’s AIS driver monitoring system in two medium-duty truck models, which will go into production in the second half of 2025. The contract is Smart Eye’s largest to date for its AIS product.

Case study: Linde advances fleet safety with Smart Eye’s AIS

In a strategic move to elevate fleet safety, Linde, the world’s largest industrial gas company, chose to implement Smart Eye’s AIS driver monitoring system in heavy vehicles used in the Nordic and Baltic regions. 

Using Smart Eye’s leading driver monitoring system software, AIS employs advanced AI algorithms to enhance driver vigilance, identifying early signs of fatigue and inattention. This technology is often especially important in fleet vehicles, as professional drivers working long shifts can become more prone to drowsiness and distraction. 

By implementing Smart Eye’s AIS system in its heavy fleet vehicles, Linde demonstrates the practical application and reliability of Smart Eye’s solutions in demanding, real-world environments. 

“Safety is a top priority at Linde and above all, we aim to make sure our drivers get home safe at the end of the day. Based on our thorough evaluation, including extensive field testing, Smart Eye was the best choice for us,” says Elias Chowdhury, Linde’s Transport Safety Manager for Europe North.


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Written by Ashley McManus
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