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Proximity Detection & Collision Avoidance
(Level 9)

Intrinsically safe, Level 9 proximity detection and collision avoidance solution for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian detection for all surface and underground applications. The Proximity Detection System (PDS), also sometimes referred to as a collision-avoidance system, produced by Booyco Electronics provides vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian detection, enhancing mine safety and ensuring your team gets home safely.

The Booyco PDS is suitable for use in both surface and underground mines.


Pedestrians and drivers in the mine are issued personal two-way RFID communication tags that are worn on their person. Vehicles or other static danger zones are fitted with VLF (very low frequency) antennae that energize as soon as the vehicle moves and creates two stable warning zones with predictable shape and size (up to 15m) in front of and behind the vehicle.

If a pedestrian approaches the danger zone near a vehicle, they will receive a warning, and because the system is two-way, the vehicle operator will also be alerted to their presence. Similarly, drivers are alerted if another vehicle comes too close to theirs for safety.

  • Safeguard your personnel from injuries caused by unexpected contact with a mine vehicle
  • Avoid vehicle-to-vehicle accidents that can injure operators, cause expensive equipment damage, and lead to work stoppages and production delays
  • Stay compliant with current and proposed legislation (e.g. impending regulation changes in South Africa that will extend the application of Level 9 safety standards)

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd. is a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in South Africa that specializes in the production of innovative, reliable, quality electronic mine safety equipment. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has supplied equipment for over 6,500 mining vehicles and 55,000 RFID tags for pedestrians.

Contact us now to find out more about the Booyco Electronics Proximity Detection System (PDS).


At RAMJACK Technology Solutions, we offer solutions from Booyco to clients in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.