The delivery event was attended by the Minister of Transportation, Infrastructures and Residency of the Community of Madrid, Pablo Cavero, as well as other political figures.
This past 29 January, at an event that took place in Colmenarejo, the five new intercity coaches.The units consisted of the Irizar i4 and Irizar i6 coach models, both 13 metres long on a Volvo E6 chassis and equipped with 55 seats and 59 seats, three destination signs, OAS installation and a Masats K7 and SAM 4000 automatic lift for handicapped passengers, respectively.
Aside from giving the vehicles a new upholstery image and interior design, they are also the first to include the latest safety advances, such as the driver fatigue detection system (FDW).
The delivery event was attended by the Minister of Transportation, Infrastructures and Residency of the Community of Madrid, Pablo Cavero, the CEO of CRTM, Jesús Valverde, as well as the mayors of Collado Villalba, El Escorial, Galapagar, Villanueva de la Cañada, the councillor of the host municipality, Nieves Ross, and representatives from Julián de Castro, Irizar, Datik and Volvo.
Driver fatigue detection system (FDW)
The coaches that were presented are equipped with the fatigue detection system, a solution developed by Datik, one of the companies within the Irizar Group and a pioneer in the development and presentation of advanced technologies for driver assistance, information and control.
The driver fatigue detector is an advanced technological support system for minimising the risks of distractions and collisions by detecting and forecasting situations through the use of artificial vision technologies, which contributes towards more reliable driving.
The detection and notification of driver fatigue and distraction consists of monitoring blinking actions as well as eye and head movements in order to detect anomalous actions that lead to risky reactions on behalf of the driver. If this occurs, the driver notification alarms are activated. The system is comprised by a camera, a processing device and seat vibration notification so passengers are not disturbed when the alert is emitted.
It also offers an important competitive advantage over other conventional products that are focused on only notifying the driver. It includes image recording services, alert registration, events, as well as information that is sent to a central unit via a web platform, making it possible to extract conclusions and manage all the information that has been gathered in order to detect any infractions that have been made, plan safer routes, and optimise driving habits.