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Safety Matters – SWANA’s 2020 Report Reveals Need for Improvement

By SWANA Safety on May 5, 2021

Working in the solid waste industry continues to be a very dangerous job, as the industry was involved in more than 120 fatal incidents in the United States and Canada last year. At its virtual Safety Summit in late February, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported that 52 municipal solid waste industry workers were killed on-the-job in 2020, with nearly 70 percent occurring during collection.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Waste Safety, Safety Awareness

Spot the Difference: Distraction Versus Useful Information

By Tom Loutzenheiser on May 5, 2021

When humans don't give their full attention to the task at hand, they miss deadlines, fail certifications, and collide with objects or other drivers. In an age of constant digital interruptions, it is no wonder we have trouble ignoring distractions. Paying attention to everything going on in the cab, the surrounding environment, and driving at the same time is hard enough. Filtering out the unnecessary distractions just makes it all harder; the brain must choose where to focus.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Blind Spot Monitoring

How to Tackle the Trucking Industry’s Driver Shortage

By Matt Wood on February 23, 2021

The trucking space looks attractive in 2021, given its stable economic position with more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. moving by truck, consistent job growth expectancy, and the promises made to boost infrastructure spending in the United States.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Trucking Safety, PreView Side Defender, Safety Awareness

Nominations Open for 2020 Excellence in Safety Award

By Reyna Clow on February 16, 2021

In recognition of innovation, dedication and best practices, we are now accepting nominations for the ninth annual Excellence in Safety Award. Recognizing the outstanding achievements of safety professionals each year, the Excellence in Safety Award honors those who educate, support, and take action to improve safety on and off the work site.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Safety Culture, Leadership, Excellence in Safety Award

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

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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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