Warning alerts from Caterpillar’s smart new safety system for construction equipment

Caterpillar is now offering a smart safety system called Cat Detect that is intended to reduce risks on working sites. The package can be installed on new machines in the factory or by dealers, and it can also be retrofitted to existing equipment.
CONEXPOCON/AGG 2023 / March 15, 2023
Caterpillar’s smart safety system will reduce risks onsite
Caterpillar’s smart safety system will reduce risks onsite

Featuring a new smart camera, the system is designed to warn the operator when personnel are in the working area behind a machine.

While the system can be fitted to all types of machines, it is of particular use on wheeled loaders as they spend so much of their working time reversing, according to product specialist Maryn Grigsby. “It’s looking for people shapes,” she said. “It’ll work on any machine.”

The package has different detection zones, and these provide different levels of alerts to the machine operator. For the moment at least, the system will not stop a machine should there be an obstacle, but this is a possible development for the future for certain applications.

Customers for the system will also be able to benefit from new developments to the package as and when these are available. Grigsby commented, “We’re going to continue to offer updates.”

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