The winners celebrate at the ACT Exporter of the Year Awards.

The winners celebrate at the ACT Exporter of the Year Awards.

21 October 2019

A world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled driver monitoring technology has been awarded the prestigious 2019 ACT Exporter of the Year Award.

Seeing Machines, which is based in Fyshwick, was one of 14 businesses whose export successes were recognised at the awards.

The company’s Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) can deliver real-time identification and understanding of drivers through AI analysis of their heads, faces and eyes. It can also detect drowsiness and distraction.

DMS is set to be become a regulatory requirement for all cars, vans, trucks and buses in Europe from 2022, with the rest of the world expected to follow soon after.

Seeing Machines has been exporting since 2001. Key export markets include the UK, Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The company has more than 250 employees with offices and people in Australia, the US, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Each of the national category winners recognised at the awards (see full list below) will go on to represent the ACT at the National Export Awards, with the winners to be announced on 3 December 2019 at Parliament House.

Last year’s ACT Exporter of the Year, Aspen Medical, went on to be named as the national winner – the first time a Canberra firm had taken out the award. The company has now launched a mentoring program for Canberra-based businesses, in partnership with the Canberra Business Chamber.

2019 category winners

ACT Exporter of the Year: Seeing Machines

Agribusiness, Food & Beverages: The House of Alpaca

Creative Industries: Thylacine Design & Project Management

E-Commerce: Today’s Plan

Emerging Exporter: Link Digital

Manufacturing & Advanced Materials: ECLIPS

Minerals, Energy & Related Services: Ardexa

Professional Services: Biometix

Regional Exporter: Telsoft

Small Business: Kinetic Performance Technology

Sustainability: Sustineo

Technology & Innovation: Seeing Machines (highly commended: Instaclustr)

Exporting Government Solutions (ACT only category): Sustineo

Exporting to Asia (ACT only category): Telsoft

All Canberra

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