Seeing Machines Ltd’s (LON:SEE) has seen improving commercial momentum for its Guardian driver-monitoring technology after changing distributor terms, leading to four new fleet contract wins in New Zealand.
Based on the new terms, AutoSense, the AIM-listed company’s master distributor for New Zealand, intends to treble its current installed base by the end of 2019.
The four new contracts cover a total of more than 1,400 units, with the largest being New Zealand-listed TIL Logistics Group along with three local transport operators.
AutoSense boss Charles Dawson said signing such deals “signifies the maturing of our transport industry as they increasingly take driver training and road safety seriously”.
Guardian, which employs AI to track eye movements and other driver actions to prevent driver fatigue and distraction-related events in real time, has been proven to reduce fatigue events by more than 90%. Seeing Machines also provides technology to monitor backup drivers in self-driving cars.
Paul McGlone, who has stepped in as chief executive at Seeing Machines as part of an ongoing restructuring, added: “We have worked closely with our distribution partners to revise commercial terms and focus on accelerated installations of Guardian around the world.
“AutoSense is a great example of that work and we are very happy to see this growth across New Zealand.”
In afternoon trading, shares in Seeing Machines were 0.8% higher at 3.27p.
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