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Blind Spots and the Solutions

By Aaron Benick on July 9, 2020

Simply put, a blind spot is wherever a vehicle operator cannot see around his/her vehicle because there is no coverage through a window or mirror. Typically a driver's blind spot will be towards the rear end of the automobile on both sides.

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Topics: Collision Mitigation, Active Safety, Object Detection, Heavy-Duty Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring

SWANA’s Continuous Efforts Toward Improving Refuse Collections Safety

By Reyna Clow on June 9, 2020

Each morning fleets of garbage, recycling, and yard waste trucks travel the streets and alleyways of our communities. When it comes to these trucks, depending on the job, the driver is on the right or left side of the cab. Having to drive on both sides means drivers have to be ambidextrous in their understanding of their trucks' operating from all angles.

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Topics: Collision Mitigation, Waste Safety, Blind Zones, Heavy-Duty Safety, Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safety Culture

Trucker Fatalities Continue to Be On the Rise – Find the Safety Solution Right for Your Fleet

By Aaron Benick on April 29, 2020

Many people who drive for work are continuing to leave their homes to ensure that essential supplies and services reach those in need during this difficult time. Unfortunately, trucker fatalities have been on the rise for a number of years, and with a higher demand being put on fleets during the current crisis we are facing globally, the use-case for safety suites has continued to spread. Now customers are demanding OEMs offer safety systems, or they may take their business elsewhere.

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Topics: PreView Sentry, Straight Trucks, PreView Side Defender, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

Vehicle Control Enhancements of ADAS

By Tom Loutzenheiser on April 10, 2020

ADAS, or Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, are developing rapidly and in several stages. ADAS is not autonomy; by definition, it is Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems while autonomous vehicles have systems that are designed to completely control a vehicle in most or all situations.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Forward Collision Mitigation, Straight Trucks, Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Safety Innovation

Off-Highway Technology Trends to Pay Attention To

By Davis Hague on April 10, 2020

Advancements in the Adoption of Proximity Detection Systems

PRECO Electronics® has seen advancements in a few ways. The adoption of proximity detection systems has been one of the most prominent trends to date. Proximity detection is a solution born of the intention of bolstering the safe operation of machines – designed to improve operator awareness through identifying objects and/or people in dangerous blind spots.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Proximity Detection, Safety Awareness

Differentiating & Detailing PreView Tech

By David Hofacker on April 10, 2020

How does Side Defender®II differ from the Sentry® blind spot monitoring system? Are the systems designed to be used in tandem with one another on a vehicle? What applications are each system best suited for?

PreView Side Defender®II and PreView Sentry® were designed as blind spot monitoring systems. Each is equipped to handle different proximity detection needs and scenarios within the heavy-duty industries.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PreView Radar, PreView Sentry, Blind Spot Monitoring

The Ins and Outs of Installations and Applications

By Cole Perkins on April 10, 2020

We work tirelessly to find ways to make operation and adoption easier for our customers and aim to bolster a seamless transition for customers and the industries we serve. We want to help you prepare for the future, and to be ready once we do make it through these uncertain times.

In preparation for tomorrow, it's important to understand adoption processes and to gain insight on the development, testing, integration, field application, and mounting of proximity detection systems – while trying to not get too into the weeds.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, PreView Radar, Blind Spot Monitoring, Engineering Spotlight

Taking a Stance on On-Road Safety: New York City Vision Zero

By Nick Yates on April 10, 2020

New York’s city streets saw a historically deadly year for cyclists in 2019, with pedestrian fatality numbers not far behind. And only recently was a bicyclist killed in Brooklyn. To solve this issue, NY Council Members call for life-saving sensors to be put on trucks and other commercial vehicles so drivers can see and avoid hitting Vulnerable Road Users (VRU).

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Topics: Proactive Safety, vision zero,, Safety Culture

The Advantage of Safety Systems for Fleet Service

By Ed Renna on April 1, 2020

As fleets continue to grow, effective safety solutions that are easy to operate and built to retrofit are integral to preventing incidents and minimizing downtime — all essential for the management, safety, and maintenance of fleets. Not only in terms of keeping both the public and drivers safe, but also in terms of controlling costs related to insurance and liability, unplanned downtime, and maintenance. Furthermore, improved fleet safety can lead to increased driver efficiency, return on investment, and higher overall productivity. All of which depend on the installed system and your fleet service technicians.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Leadership

Championing Vulnerable Road User Safety in Boise, Idaho

By Cynthia Gibson on March 18, 2020

On Sunday, November 10th, the Idaho Statesmen published, “Cars overtaking bikes big cause of cyclist deaths,” a story detailing the growing safety concerns for vehicles overtaking cyclists. According to the author, David Lightman, in 2017, 806 cyclists died in incidents with vehicles nationwide, and in 2018 the death toll jumped to 857. “Three cyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in Idaho in 2017, according to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Also that year, a cyclist was injured in a crash every 40 hours ITD said,” Lightman wrote in his article.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

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

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