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Advanced Sensor Testing - Part 1

By John Fadgen on November 8, 2018

PRECO Electronics® has been designing and manufacturing short range radar sensors since 2001.  Extensive testing of these sensors is required to validate operation.  Older versions of the PreView® Radar sensors had a short detection range (<10 meters) and the PRECO engineering team has been able to do much of the performance testing on an indoor test range.  The latest generation of PreView® sensors, such as the Sentry™, have a much longer detection range of 30 meters, necessitating a different testing area.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Heavy-Duty Safety, Safety Technology

Driving Safely to Increased Savings

By Max Head on November 5, 2018

It’s no secret that in order to be successful, a company requires two things: a healthy bottom line and a clean safety record. As technology improves and data tracking becomes easier, safety and savings can go hand in hand.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Safety Technology, Your Bottom Line

The Safety Advancements in Automobile Technology

By Leslie Miiller on April 2, 2018

Safety is paramount to the manufacturers of heavy duty equipment and automobiles today. Innovation is driving the car industry to go well beyond the simplicity of seat belts and automatic brake systems. More and more, advanced technological systems are becoming common place in our cars, trucks, and transportation equipment.

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Topics: Trucking Safety, Safety Technology, Safety Awareness

Safer Driving Through Technology Is Great, But Not the Whole Picture

By Geoff Troxel on February 21, 2018

If you have been driving for ten or more years, you are no doubt amazed to see the endless stream of driver assistance technologies being added to passenger cars. You can almost hear your parents grumbling, “In my day, people actually had to pay attention to where they were going!” Such mundane necessities are quickly becoming a thing of the past as drivers are learning to rely more and more on the technology that surrounds them and less and less on their own faculties. If drivers are safer as a result of new technology, then it’s all for the better. But, as a fleet manager, there is more at stake than safely getting from point A to point B.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Safety Technology, Telematics

The Three E’s of Spending on Safety

By Ed Renna on January 31, 2018

Safety is expensive. Without it, a single accident could be enough to bring down an entire company. Properly enforced, it comes with recurring costs for training, equipment, and extending time on the job to make sure it’s done the right way without cutting corners. Either way, money will be spent. This begs the question: when does it make the most sense to spend money on safety?

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Topics: Safety Culture, Safety Technology, Proactive Safety

How Long Will We Wait for Autonomous Vehicles?

By Tom Loutzenheiser on January 22, 2018

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration attributes 94 percent of all crashes to human error, mostly associated with recognition and decision errors. Research and testing done so far on autonomous vehicles point toward a much safer world. But making vehicles smart enough to navigate an incredibly complex world is not happening overnight.

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Topics: Safety Awareness, Safety Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

Building a Shared Vision of Safety

By Leslie Miiller on November 9, 2017

With the development of new vehicle safety technology comes the ever-present danger of complacency. Traffic signals were once a sensation - drivers knew to slow down on yellow and stop on red. Today drivers tend to treat a yellow light turning red like the final sprint of a race. They charge full-speed ahead and safety becomes the back seat driver that is often dismissed.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Complacency

Safety Innovation in the Waste Industry

By Aaron Benick on November 2, 2017

Waste continues to be an undervalued and misunderstood industry. What the public neglects to realize is that it keeps society as we know it moving. They also don’t realize the efforts that go on behind the scenes to comply with a vast number of regulations and initiatives to keep people safe.

A growing economy means better jobs, higher wages, lower gas prices, and more vehicles on the road.

This has led to a 14% increase of roadway fatalities, the biggest two-year jump in more than five decades and the National Safety Council has indicated that the costs associated with these accidents have reached $242 billion economically and $871 billion societally.

These factors have a significant impact on heavy-duty industries, including waste.

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Topics: Waste Safety, Safety Innovation, Safety Technology

How Gamification Uses the Thrill of Competition to Improve Driver Performance

By Dale Hessing on September 26, 2017

The theory behind gamification is really very simple:

Change behavior by making tasks fun.

It comes in many forms, from “gamifying” flight training with virtual reality flight simulators, to turning boring stationary bike rides into immersive, first-person tours of the Italian countryside. 

No matter what the setting, the goal is the same:

Improving performance.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Fleet Safety, Gamification

Technology is Shaping the Future of Fleet Management

By Tamara Humpherys on September 21, 2017

By 2020 a predicted 35 million light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks will feature some sort of advanced driver assistance with telematics connectivity. Now, that may not seem like a lot considering that there are over 250 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. But early implementation of fleet technologies like telematics and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will give a competitive advantage to early adopters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Fleet Safety, Telematics, Collision Avoidance, 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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