Obstacle detection system
Under the name Greensight, Groeneveld supplies an ultrasonic obstacle detection system, a camera system, or a combination of both. The implementation of ultrasound allows the system to detect obstacles in pre-set zones very accurately. The system can be expanded with sensors either on the side or on the top of the vehicle or machine. As soon as an object or person is detected, the system will warn the driver or operator with an acoustic signal. With the optional Smart alarm, the person in the detection zone will be warned as well.
The main benefits at a glance
- Increased safety around vehicle or machine
- Less risk of damage and personal injury
- Increased uptime
- No information overload
- Fully integrated and modular system
- Fully adjustable, also after it is put into operation
The in-house developed Greensight CMOS camera is available with viewing angles of 104° or 116° and with normal or reflected image. It can be used for many applications; as a front or side view camera on trucks and buses, or on the rear-end of trucks, earthmoving equipment and forklift trucks, for example. The gas-filled camera has a black, anodised aluminum casing for a guaranteed long lifespan and can be supplied with an L- or U-shaped bracket.
The main benefits at a glance
- Clear and sharp images
- No condensation and frost issues due to automatically heated lens surface
- Possible expansion to four cameras
- CAN-bus connectivity prepared
- High sensitivity at 0.025 lux (good visibility with little light)
- Switches easily between different camera images
Thanks to its modular structure, the Greensight safety support system is suitable for many applications. Below you will find a few examples of possible applications:
The Greensight system can be set up modularly. Moreover, it is an integrated solution that can be adapted to the application perfectly. Because a reach stacker imposes other demands on a detection system than a terminal tractor, for instance. The detection areas can always be adjusted as desired after it has been put into operation.
All of the components shown below can be individually connected to the control unit.
1. Control unit
The control unit is the core of each Greensight system. For smaller systems Groeneveld supplies a control unit with six connections, for larger systems a control unit with 15 connections is available. On this basis, each system can be built up modularly.
The basic components of the Greensight detection system are the two sensors on the rear of the vehicle. The compact sensors detect objects that have a diameter larger than 75 mm. The in-cab display warns the driver through light and acoustic signals.
3. Additional sensors
To expand the obstacle detection system, sensors are available to mount on top or on the sides of the vehicle. This enlarges the detection area of the vehicle.
4. Camera system
The obstacle detection system can be expanded with the Groeneveld camera system, which can also function independently.
5. Smart alarm
The Greensight ultrasonic safety system warns the driver through acoustic and light signals. By expanding the system with the Smart alarm, people close to the vehicle are also warned as soon as Greensight observes them or an obstacle. Only then the smart alarm is activated, it is not standard while reversing. Thus an acoustic signal is given only when it is necessary, warning bystanders to stay alert. The volume of the Smart alarm automatically adapts to the ambient noise.