Using a combination of radars, an in-cab display, and multiple cameras, Object Detection provides equipment operators with enhanced awareness for increased site safety.

At startup, slow speed operation or whenever a machine stops for a set period of time, the touch screen display alerts the operator when objects have entered critical areas around the equipment. The radar view provides a visual indication of where the objects are relative to the machine.

The system can be configured for distance or speed-based standby mode. The radars remain active through 20 meters of startup travel while in distanced-based mode. When configured for speed-based, the radars remain active until the machine exceeds the maximum speed threshold and exit standby when machine speed decreases below the minimum threshold. Cameras always remain active. Both visual and audible warnings are provided when an object has been detected while the machine is in gear and attempts to move towards the object.

Object Detection works on most types of equipment, including off-highway trucks, wheel loaders, motor graders, wheel dozers and track-type tractors. The system will soon be available for additional Cat machines and equipment from other manufacturers.

Note: Using this system does not replace the basic safety precautions and procedures that you must follow every day. For limitations, please consult your operations and maintenance manual.

For better awareness, an extra sense of security and a safer site, ask your Cat® Dealer about Object Detection.