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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

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

What’s the Difference Between RADAR and LIDAR?

By Aaron Benick on March 12, 2019

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:

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Topics: Radar Technology, Side Turn Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring

IAA Commercial Vehicles Exhibition Successfully Concludes

By Tom Loutzenheiser on October 11, 2018

IAA Exceeded PRECO’s Expectations 

In its 67th year, the IAA Commercial Vehicle show has become one of the world’s largest events, with 2,174 exhibitors from 48 different countries and over 250,000 visitors throughout the show. Presenting the future of commercial vehicles and mobility, IAA exhibitors approached the industry’s top issues and introduced the latest and greatest innovations - showcasing the future of transportation, logistics and mobility.

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Topics: Blind Zones, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safety Innovation, IAA Commercial Vehicles

Germany Calls for New EU-Wide Blind Spot Regulations

By Leslie Miiller on July 9, 2018

The European Union has a special name for certain parties who share highways and streets across the continent. They are the VRUs: vulnerable road users. These pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists account for almost 50 percent of Europeans injured or killed each year in accidents involving vehicles—and 28 percent of those injured or killed in large truck crashes. More than half of these large truck incidents take place at low speeds. In Germany alone this year, more than 20 cyclists have been killed by right-turning trucks alone. The numbers are predicted to grow as governments across Europe promote walking and biking over driving and as more urban construction projects begin.

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Topics: Side Collision Mitigation, blind spot safety, PreView Side Defender, Blind Spot Monitoring

Blind Spot Safety in the Utility Industry

By Aaron Benick on April 18, 2018

The world would come to a grinding halt without utility workers and the companies they work for. With all utility companies and workers have to worry about, safety priorities for vehicles and drivers have a tendency to get pushed down the list.

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Topics: Utility Safety, Fleet Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safety Culture

Rugged, Reliable Radar for Heavy-Duty Equipment

By Dale Hessing on April 13, 2018

Radar sensors are quickly becoming a part of many people’s daily commute to and from work.  From Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) to Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), radar sensors are moving from luxury to economy models of consumer vehicles.  There are now over a million of these sensors being produced annually.  Because of this widespread automotive usage, medium- and heavy-duty industries are adopting radar sensors for their blind spot monitoring and collision avoidance needs, too.

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Topics: Radar Technology, PreView Radar, Heavy-Duty Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring

Collision Avoidance Solutions for Waste and Recycling Trucks

By Ed Renna on April 4, 2018

The waste and recycling collection industry is a necessity for modern day life. It is also one of the most dangerous. In fact, the waste and recycling industry is the 5th most dangerous occupation in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers in solid waste collection were also in the top three job classifications to have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses, most caused by overexertion, being struck-by, striking against, or being compressed in equipment. 

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Topics: Waste Safety, PreView Sentry, PreView Side Defender, 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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