From a cost versus benefit perspective, it is understood that value must justify the cost for leadership buy-in. These decisions are made regardless of the underlying motivation, which has consistently caused a disconnect between the safety technology industry and adoption.
In previous posts, we’ve looked at the difference between RADAR and LiDAR, and between RADAR and ultrasonic sensors. While there are significant differences between these three types of sensors, they have one thing in common: They are all used to increase safety by identifying and locating both still and moving obstacles relative to the path of a vehicle. RADAR sensors do this by emitting radio waves. LiDAR uses high frequency laser light. Ultrasonic sensors emit high-pitched sound waves.
Developing smart vehicles requires a tradeoff: As the vehicle gets more intelligent, it also gets more complex. You can look no further than the number and kinds of sensors newer vehicles now come equipped with to appreciate just how complex. These vehicles that once started as little more than an engine, four wheels, and some brakes have become highly sophisticated computers on wheels.
Topics: Safety Technology
Each day safety technologies enter the innovative race to bring on-and off-road industries the safety solutions of the future. The public is invested in safety and companies flourish when they follow best safety practices. People want to know what accounts for good safety technology and how it’s implemented to promote efficiency. Despite this strong interest in safety technology, drivers are hesitant to adopt solutions that monitor their actions or take control of operations at any level.
As North America's largest solid waste, recycling, organics, and sustainability tradeshow, WasteExpo 2019, held in Las Vegas, Nevada was the place to address and tackle the challenges faced by waste and recycling industries today. Sharing breakthroughs, innovations and business ideas, 14,000+ participants, 609 exhibitors, and over 1,400 international attendees participated in networking and more than 60 interactive programs and educational sessions at the event, May 6 – 9th.
Serving an industry in constant motion, bauma has progressively positioning itself to serve one paramount goal: to stay focused on the challenges to come. Considered by many to be the ‘heartbeat’ of the construction industry and the ‘global driving force behind innovations, a success engine, and marketplace,’ it is no surprise that bauma has been named the world’s leading construction machinery and mining industry trade fair. With 3,700 exhibitors and nearly 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, bauma 2019 was the largest in the history of the show.
Celebrating the top safety leader of the year, PRECO Electronics is proud to announce Curv Compliance’s Fernando Figueroa as the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Safety Award. Figueroa, who co-founded Curv and currently serves as its president, has spent his career dedicating his time and expertise to create successful training and educational programs to keep employees safer, businesses well informed, and reduce injuries and illnesses within the workplace.
When it comes to product design testing, a specification is needed for determining proper performance, function, and more. This specification will detail how the product should operate and often how it should be tested. It is often difficult to depict real world scenarios in a repeatable fashion which is needed for product testing.
If you’ve been following the news on self-driving cars, you may have noticed that many of the autonomous vehicle makers are using LIDAR (Light Imaging Detection And Ranging) for on-board object detection. For many autonomous automobile applications, LIDAR is a better choice than the other commonly used object-detection technology, RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging). But when it comes to high-quality, affordable object detection that needs to stand up to rough environments, RADAR is a wise choice. Here’s why:
You’ve just invested a large sum of money on a new piece of equipment, and now you have to consider paying out more for optional safety equipment. That follow-on purchase can be a hard pill to swallow, but there are some very good reasons to take your medicine.