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Functional Safety at PRECO Electronics

By Tom Loutzenheiser on November 9, 2020

Even in today's highly-connected world, humans still play a vital role in work environments, and most present-day heavy-duty mobile equipment operate in proximity to humans. Functional Safety was born to ensure equipment systems can detect, diagnose, and safely mitigate incidents to prevent harm to humans and machines. By proving, testing, and documenting the system design process, functional safety is now a critical element to any/all systems installed within heavy-duty mobile equipment, factory options, and aftermarket machines.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics

Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI)

By David Hofacker on November 9, 2020

Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) is used extensively in the cabs of heavy-duty OEM equipment both on and off-road, and allows a person to interact with a machine, like an instrument panel, the joystick, the steering wheel, the brakes, the knobs and buttons of the infotainment system, Etc.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, PreView Radar

The Importance of Sensor Fusion

By Davis Hague on November 5, 2020

The move toward full autonomy will see safety systems that combine their data for more accuracy.

 

As demands for machine safety and autonomous mobile equipment have increased, perception systems have become more critical than ever to accurately recognize the position and velocity of surrounding vehicles, Vulnerable Road Users (VRU), and other hazards and obstructions.

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Topics: Sensor Fusion, PRECO Electronics, Radar Technology, PreView Radar

Newly Acquired By Sensata Technologies, Inc., PRECO Electronics is Poised for Growth

By Reyna Clow on November 4, 2020

As of July 1, 2020, PRECO Electronics has been acquired by Sensata Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ST), announced in a recent Press Release. Sensata Ventures is the investment division of Sensata Technologies, a rapidly growing provider of sensor-rich solutions with operations and business centers in 11 countries worldwide.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics

Why Purpose-Built Safety Technology Makes Sense

By Nick Yates on October 1, 2020

As customers continue to demand driver awareness, assistance, and autonomous features to improve safety — regulatory and societal pressure trends point to the expansion of OEMs offering these solutions as optional and standard features. Today, this expansion points in the direction of Radar sensors as one of the key solution elements.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Object Detection, Heavy-Duty Safety

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

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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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