Smart Eye Signs Breakthrough Deal for AIS Driver Monitoring System for Fleets with Linde

27 June 2023

Smart Eye, the leading developer of Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology to the automotive industry, today announced it has signed a breakthrough contract for its AIS product – a complete hardware and software DMS for aftermarket installation in vehicle fleets.

This marks the first time Smart Eye’s new AIS system will be delivered to a major heavy vehicle fleet for aftermarket implementation. Following a long and thorough evaluation and testing process, the customer, Linde, chose Smart Eye’s AIS system to improve safety in the heavy vehicles used for its gas distribution. Linde is the world’s largest industrial gas company and will initially be installing Smart Eye’s AIS system in heavy vehicles used in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

AIS uses Smart Eye’s proven DMS software which has already been implemented in more than 1,000,000 cars on the road. Combined with Smart Eye’s automotive-qualified hardware, AIS is a flexible and scalable in-cabin safety system designed to reduce accidents. Built with AI-based algorithms, the system improves overall road safety by detecting early signs of driver drowsiness or distraction.

“This new contract is an important breakthrough for Smart Eye and is just one of several large fleet customers that we currently engage with,” said Martin Krantz, CEO and Founder of Smart Eye. “Linde is a company that refuses to compromise on safety and I’m proud that they have chosen AIS to prevent human injury, reduce financial losses and improve overall safety in their trucks. This is not just a significant breakthrough for Smart Eye but an important step towards reducing road accidents and saving lives.”

“After years of hard work, I am very excited to have received our first major contract with a fleet customer,” said Magnus Brunzell, VP of Applied AI Systems (AIS), Smart Eye. “We have put great effort into developing AIS, a very high-quality driver monitoring system that is ideal for aftermarket installation in heavy vehicles.”

“Safety is a top priority at Linde and above all, we aim to make sure our drivers get home safe at the end of the day,” says Elias Chowdhury, Transport Safety Manager Region Europe North at Linde. “Based on our thorough evaluation, including extensive field testing, Smart Eye was the best choice for us.”