Kmart Straddle Pedestrian Alert System Case Study

What was the Problem?

Kmart distribution centres are a dynamic industrial working environment where both warehouse workers and a large-scale moving container straddle must operate in close proximity.

A safety concern was identified by Kmart after near misses involving pedestrians and the rolling container straddle at the Kmart distribution centre in Melbourne.

The Solution

Sensor Dynamics implemented an on-board pedestrian detection system that uses a custom trained object detection model and multiple cameras around the carrier, with near 360deg vision, to identify pedestrians within the allowed limits of the straddle.

If a pedestrian comes within dangerous proximity of the straddle, the driver will be immediately alerted in the cabin with a video of the incident being sent to Kmart management via a cloud hosted web portal.

Key Features

  • Pedestrian safety
  • Driver alerts
  • 1080p Colour footage analysed and recorded
  • Machine Learning System can be re-trained and improved
  • Edge processor with 4G communication to cloud server
  • Remote support ready

Quick Facts

  • Live alerting for straddle driver
  • Increased safety for pedestrians and straddle drivers
  • 4 x 1080p camera system
  • Day / Night operation
  • System operates 24hrs per day, 6 days per week
  • Near 360deg coverage around 10M high straddle