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New Report Shows Effects of Safety Technology

By Dale Hessing on April 15, 2016

Transportation drives economic and societal progress. As it has from time immemorial. This rings especially true when it comes to the heavy-duty equipment that drives big enterprises around the world. Only now, it’s all moving forward at the rapid speed of the continuous advancement of transformative technology that could change the entire road ahead in the near future. A recent government report shows that within only three to five years, innovative tech applications may begin to have significant impacts on entire transportation systems and any vehicle-propelled industries.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles, Internet of Things

Transforming Passive Technologies into Active Safety Solutions

By John Fadgen on February 2, 2016

Working closely with OEMs and customers across numerous heavy duty industries, Preco has developed PreView VideoLink II as a flexible solution that supports all popular camera and monitor systems. Our support of industry standards allows us to engage with manufactures and after-market installers to provide operators with a single point of focus for their blind spot needs. VideoLink superimposes the in-cab monitor with visual alerts that show the proximity of the object to the vehicle

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Preco Electronics

Cost Savings of Active Safety Solutions are Both Short- and Long-Term

By Tom Loutzenheiser on December 11, 2015

Accidents cause ripple effects: at the point of a collision with the parties involved and throughout the company.  The cost of an accident lifecycle differs dramatically based on the severity of the collision. As the focus on active collision mitigation become front and center within the automotive industry, heavy-duty fleets are also recognizing the importance of incorporating these systems into their safety programs. Unfortunately, many are unsure of how to justify the cost of a robust system that can withstand the harsh environments their equipment encounters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Autonomous Vehicles

Top Trends in Safety Technology

By Dale Hessing on December 2, 2015

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past and look towards the new year.  

As we look toward the future, the role safety technology will play within the worlds heavy-duty industry will continue to grow at a rapid pace.  A recent study of truck safety conducted by the Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team in Europe found that 90% of all truck safety incidents are due entirely or partly to human error.  It went on to state that by 2020 more than 35 million trucks globally will be connected, and collision-avoidance technologies that can help eliminate cyclist and pedestrian deaths caused by driver blind-spots are likely to be legally required in many markets.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles

The Future of Safety Technologies & Collision Mitigation

By Doug Whitfield on November 24, 2015

Tom Loutzenheiser joined Preco in April 2015 and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  In this role, Tom focuses on expanding partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and other strategic partners to enhance Preco Electronics’ growth and market leadership.

We recently sat down with Tom to discuss the future of safety technologies and how Preco is working with OEMs to provide companies with the proactive solutions they need to keep their fleets safe. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics, Autonomous Vehicles

Full Autonomy Today and Tomorrow

By Tom Loutzenheiser on November 18, 2015

2015 witnessed Freightliner’s Inspiration Truck -- the first licensed autonomous commercial truck in the U.S. Let’s take a moment to let that soak in.

The Inspiration Truck was important from a number of perspectives. It was a watershed moment for the auto, commercial and heavy-duty industries as it provides a roadmap of what is possible. It accomplished full autonomy using current technology. Its introduction signified a change of what customers can expect and made manufactures think beyond their next product release.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Autonomous Vehicles

Preco's New Brand Travels Well

By Doug Whitfield on November 5, 2015

Preco has taken a number of steps over the past several months to better represent its leadership in the evolving collision mitigation market. Preco’s suite of solutions continues to save lives and play a critical role in the industry’s adoption of ADAS and/or telematics.  

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Topics: Safety Technology, Sensor Fusion, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Telematics

New Fleet Telematics Solutions add Safety Analytics

By Dale Hessing on October 21, 2015

In this second of three blog postings, Preco dives into the changing role of telematics within the heavy-duty industry and the influence that it has on operator and organizational efficiency. 

For heavy-duty fleets, telematics vendors are starting to incorporate ADAS’ safe vehicle and machine operation data into their solution suite. This expansion allows safety data and analytics to be presented as a part of the overall telematics application. As previously discussed in last week’s blog, The Boston Consulting Group pointed out that “commercial vehicles are ahead of the curve” in terms of adopting advanced driver assistance solutions (ADAS) as an innovative solution to improve safety. Operator efficiency and safety within the heavy-duty industry directly influences the productivity and profitability of the operator – in all markets including on-road transportation, utilities, waste, construction and mining. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Increasing Safety and ROI for Heavy-Duty Fleets

By Tom Loutzenheiser on October 14, 2015

PRECO is excited to introduce the first of three blogs that will dive into the changing role of advanced driver assistance (ADAS), the introduction of telematics and the growing use of autonomy within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. 

We will be examining each of these evolving technologies and markets from a safety perspective.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System

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PRECO Electronics is a global technology provider that improves safety for operators, worksites, and the public. The effectiveness of our patented object detection radar systems is unmatched in heavy duty vehicle industries.

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