VIA Technologies Inc. has launched the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit, a complete ruggedized system that reduces injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions in hazardous mining and quarry environments. Drivers can benefit from enhanced situational awareness with a live 360-degree video stream of the vehicle exterior, plus customization options for Blind Spot and Front Collision Detection.
“The VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit enables mining and quarry operators to improve on-site safety and reduce the risk of accidents,” said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We’re offering a complete solution suitable for a variety of mining vehicle applications that comes with customer-centric customization as standard.”
The VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit is based around a tough and ruggedized system that uses four FOV-190 Gen-Lock cameras to present the operator with a live 360-degree surround view of the vehicle that vastly improves situational awareness for large excavators and bulldozers. The onscreen Tri-Band viewer highlights the area around the vehicle, assisting the driver to spot any intrusion within the hazardous range.
For vehicles tasked with moving materials from site to site, safety can be further enhanced with additional FOV-40 automotive-grade ADAS cameras, featuring support for Blind Spot and Collision Detection. Additionally, cameras can be added to the system for Dynamic Moving Object Detection (DMOD), further enhancing safety when reversing in dangerous mining environments.
Every effort has been made to ensure the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit offers reliability in the harshest of operational environments. The system is housed in a robust, dual-layered aluminum enclosure that protects it from environmental threats, including heavy vibrations, dirt, dust, high and low operating temperatures, plus rain and humidity. The enclosure’s design also ensures neat and seamless cable connections to the cameras and the cockpit display.
The VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit is a complete hardware and software solution that includes a comprehensive customization service plus optional onsite installation and data hosting using the VIA Mobile360 E-Track cloud portal service.