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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

Vulnerable Road User Protections Impacting Autonomous & ADAS Solutions

As automotive technology gradually advances towards autonomy, it is of the utmost importance that automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) pay special attention to Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) in future product development. The classification of "Vulnerable" describes individuals who are at increased risk due to the lack of a "shell" (protective structure), task capability, resilience, and velocity. These individuals are then subdivided into mode-of-transport and age. Children, the elderly, and the disabled are at the highest risk because of their low task capability and, in some cases, lower physical resilience.

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Topics: PreView Radar, Safety Culture, Engineering Spotlight

Engineering Spotlight - Advanced Vehicle Technology

By PRECO Electronics Engineering Spotlight on December 17, 2019

The advancement of safety features in Highway Vehicles has changed the way we travel, and profoundly increased the safety of vehicle operators, passengers, and pedestrians. As the automotive manufacturers have dedicated their focus on safety, and crash survivability, countless lives have impacted. From the advent of the safety-belt, Supplemental Restraint Systems (airbags, pre-tensioners), to engineering crush zones within vehicle structures have significantly increased motor-vehicle survivability. However, the highest risk component, the human operator, is still in control of most vehicle operating functions. This human component is referred to as “Human Factors.”

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Engineering Spotlight

Nominations Open for 2019 Excellence in Safety Award

By Reyna Clow on December 9, 2019

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 worksite.

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

Engineering Spotlight - Functional Safety at PRECO Electronics

Functional Safety

The goal of functional safety is to ensure that organizations provide dependable products to external customers.

As PRECO’s solutions have grown, our products have also begun the testing process with non-automotive applications. Increasingly collaborating with the automotive industry and developing products for fully autonomous automotive vehicle applications. A trend that further emphasizes the need for increased safety oversight described as Functional Safety[i]

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Topics: Insider, Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Engineering, Engineering Spotlight

How Perceptive Are We Really?

By Leslie Miiller on November 6, 2019

In Part 1: An Increasingly Distracted World, you were asked to confront your ‘familiarity’ with your environments. A familiarity may cause any one of us to relax and lower our defenses while working with or around heavy-duty machinery. Reflecting on these three questions can help peel back the layers:

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Topics: Worksite 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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