Hitachi acquires licence for image processing technology

Hitachi cameratechnologyThe AVM and MOD provides competent visibility and operator control. (Image source: Hitachi)Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) has secured the licence for camera image processing technology for use in dump trucks and large mining excavators

The camera image processing technology is jointly developed by Nissan Motor Company and Clarion Co, and comprises multi-camera Around View Monitor (AVM) as well as Moving Object Detection (MOD). The technology provides good visibility as well as alerts operators on job sites, said Hitachi.

The AVM offers an overhead view of the machine’s surroundings in real time by composing images from four exterior cameras. The monitor installed in the instrument panel displays the position of the machine and lines to assist parking. Based on the AVM technology, which is already installed in Nissan cars, HCM has developed an overhead-view monitor with Clarion for use in its dump trucks and mining excavators.

Meanwhile, the MOD technology analyses images of moving objects from the four AVM cameras. It enhances safety by alerting the driver to any changes in the machine’s surroundings. Using the MOD significantly improves the operator’s vision of other trucks and machinery in the mines.

 

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