Underground proximity awareness system Vulcan Geo Engineering

Maptek VisionV2X

Reliable vehicle detection system to bring your people and equipment home safely

Maptek VisionV2X is a simple solution with an important mission - to keep all personnel and vehicles working underground safe.

Leveraging proven automotive proximity awareness technology, Maptek has created a reliable, underground safety detection system aligned with global safety guidelines.

Input from ergonomics and human experience experts has resulted in a simple, intuitive interface that provides vehicle operators with visual and audible alerts when vehicles and people enter warning zones, allowing them to take action to avoid collisions.

VisionV2X applies the latest dynamic meshing Wi-Fi technology tailored for conditions underground. It provides reliable ranging and communications across all levels of activity, including non-line-of-sight and around corners.

The Maptek system can be installed on existing and mixed manufacturer fleets. Detailed proximity data is logged and sent to a central server for analysis and reporting, enabling operations to maintain a safe working environment.

Your eyes underground

Maptek can configure VisionV2X to site traffic and safety plans, and set up a change management program to ensure smooth implementation at your site.

VisionV2X can be used on existing and mixed OEM fleets. The robust hardware has minimal components, allowing for easy installation and maintenance.

Rugged HMI tablets are installed in heavy vehicle cabs, with pedestrian location enabled via standard helmet or belt PPE worn underground.

Site implementation involves a proof-of-concept and pilot program, with installation, commissioning, decommissioning and performance reports.

System training covers the VisionV2X interface and protocols for handling visual and audible alerts indicating at-risk personnel and vehicles.

Features and benefits

  • Proximity awareness system made for underground mines
  • See underground and around corners with metre accuracy
  • Range detection beyond 100 metres
  • Touchscreen interface shows at-risk personnel and vehicles
  • Deploy with current equipment, including mixed manufacturer fleet
  • Automated internal checks ensure the system is operating correctly
  • Analyse and report on detailed proximity data to mitigate risk
  • Keep all personnel and equipment working safely underground