As we all know, the freight logistics industry needs timeliness, and the transportation efficiency also determines the money income, so it has become the norm for truck drivers to drive hard. In this case, most of the time, drivers are driving in a state of slight or serious fatigue, which is very dangerous, because the reaction speed of people’s brain will be greatly reduced in a state of fatigue. There are many accidents caused by fatigue driving in China every year.
Fatigue driving accident
Article 62 of the regulations for the implementation of the road traffic safety law stipulates that driving a motor vehicle shall not have the following behaviors: driving a motor vehicle continuously for more than 4 hours without stopping for rest or stopping for less than 20 minutes.
However, it is common for truck drivers to drive continuously for more than 10 hours. This is related to their indifferent safety awareness, but it is more due to the constraints of livelihood and transportation time. In order to reduce the harm of fatigue driving to driving safety, we can start from two aspects.
Establish safety awareness and improve the income of transportation practitioners
Life pressure means that many truck drivers ignore the importance of safety and establish safety awareness from top to bottom. Team managers first pay attention to safety management and strengthen the publicity and education of safe driving. The team should regularly organize regular safety meetings to publicize the harm of fatigue driving; The team leader shall remind and check every day. Japan is the country with the least truck accidents in the world, thanks to their establishment and improvement of safety management mechanism. The second is to reduce the burden on truck drivers and improve the income of practitioners in the transportation industry. The combination of the two can fundamentally reduce the current situation of truck drivers’ fatigue driving. At this stage, the imbalance between truck drivers’ income and pay is the root of the problem of fatigue driving.
Introduction of fatigue driving warning system
Mercedes Benz, Lexus and other manufacturers have long been widely used in the field of household vehicles in terms of fatigue driving reminder function. Its principle is to detect and analyze the driver’s eye state, driving posture, accelerator and brake pedal control, driving track, hand action, etc. through sensors and cameras. When the driver is detected to have fatigue driving tendency, it will vibrate, Buzzer, instrument display reminder icon, etc. to help the driver restore normal mental state and remind the driver to rest.
For truck drivers, this function is undoubtedly very helpful. When the driver is sleepy and distracted, although the fatigue driving warning function can not directly take over the control of the vehicle, reminding the driver to pay attention to his mental state is also a great help for many drivers who drive long-distance bicycles.
At present, domestic truck enterprises have not launched models with fatigue driving reminder function, which is subject to both cost and technology, but the practicability of this function is beyond doubt. In fact, the effect of front loading can be realized by installing the fatigue driving early warning system. Shenzhen automotive element Industry Co., Ltd. is committed to the research and development of automotive active safety system. As early as 2009, it introduced a world-class advanced driving assistance system, which can effectively prevent front rear end collision accidents. With the continuous upgrading of the product system, in 2018, the company took the lead in launching the fatigue driving early warning system and safety management platform. The fatigue driving early warning hardware equipment is installed on the vehicle’s central console, which can effectively detect the driver’s fatigue or bad behavior such as closing his eyes, lowering his head, yawning, calling and smoking, and send out an alarm in real time, with a recognition accuracy of more than 95%, This is a blessing for logistics enterprises and truck drivers.
The fatigue driving warning system can be purchased and installed separately, but it is not enough to remind the driver only through the local terminal. The safety management platform can collect the bad driving behavior in the driving process in real time, upload the pictures and videos to the management platform, and the manager can view them in real time, which greatly improves the pertinence of management. The combination of the two will greatly improve the driving safety factor and prevent accidents.
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