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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

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

bauma 2019 Wrap-Up

By Reyna Clow on April 29, 2019

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.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, BAUMA, Heavy-Duty Safety

Data-Based Report Points to Likely Factors in Crash Increases

By Leslie Miiller on November 29, 2018

A new report by Wards Intelligence provides some very interesting data on truck accidents, and tries to get below the surface to understand the reasons why such accidents are trending upward. Wards’ 2018 Commercial Vehicle Safety Report, “Who, Where & Why of Truck Safety Performance,” takes great pains to find the most up-to-date public and proprietary data sources to try to form a picture of the factors that caused truck-accident related fatalities to continue to increase after briefly decreasing in 2016.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Heavy-Duty Safety

International Mining & Machinery Exhibition Review

By Matt Wood on November 15, 2018

Earlier this month our PRECO team went to India to showcase at this year’s International Mining & Machinery Exhibition (IMME). The exhibition is a four-day event held at the New Town Eco Park in Kolkata, India, with over 300 exhibitors, 6,000-plus business visitors, and over 11 countries representing including Australia, China, and Italy.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Mining Safety, Heavy-Duty Safety, blind spot safety, Safety Awareness

Engineering Spotlight - Advanced Sensor Testing

By John Fadgen on November 8, 2018

PRECO Electronics® has been designing and manufacturing short range radar sensors since 2001.  Extensive testing of these sensors is required to validate operation.  Older versions of the PreView® Radar sensors had a short detection range (<10 meters) and the PRECO engineering team has been able to do much of the performance testing on an indoor test range.  The latest generation of PreView® sensors, such as the Sentry™, have a much longer detection range of 30 meters, necessitating a different testing area.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Heavy-Duty Safety, Engineering Spotlight

The ROI of Safety Equipment: Destined to Rise

By Aaron Benick on October 8, 2018

For decades, fleets have considered the staggering cost of collisions as unavoidable as death and taxes. These days, as new technologies alert drivers to potential collisions—and, increasingly, take complete control of the vehicle to avoid the collision altogether—fleet owners may well be wondering if there will come a day when collision costs become marginal.

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Topics: Your Bottom Line, Heavy-Duty Safety, ROI

Check Your Radar

By Sean Martell on August 27, 2018

The occurrence of accidents happening with equipment whose radar based object detection systems have been disabled are on the rise. Though many workers and operators feel they can rely on passive equipment like camera/monitor combos and mirrors to guide them on a worksite active systems, like PRECO’s PreView® Radar technology, is the only viable way for an operator to be truly aware of their surroundings.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Heavy-Duty Safety, Safety Awareness, Driver Training, 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

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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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