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.
As North America's largest solid waste, recycling, organics, and sustainability tradeshow, WasteExpo 2019, held in Las Vegas, Nevada was the place to address and tackle the challenges faced by waste and recycling industries today. Sharing breakthroughs, innovations and business ideas, 14,000+ participants, 609 exhibitors, and over 1,400 international attendees participated in networking and more than 60 interactive programs and educational sessions at the event, May 6 – 9th.
When it comes to product design testing, a specification is needed for determining proper performance, function, and more. This specification will detail how the product should operate and often how it should be tested. It is often difficult to depict real world scenarios in a repeatable fashion which is needed for product testing.
New highway regulations in Texas have fleet managers looking for ways to equip specific heavy haul trucks with roll-stability systems and blind spot protection. The new regulations, as laid out in Texas Senate Bill 1524, address heavier oversize and overweight intermodal vehicles that carry oceangoing or international trade containers within 30 miles of a port of entry or international bridge. SB 1524 mandates that roll-stability systems and blind spot protection be installed on these vehicles as a precondition of receiving an operating permit from the Texas Department of Transportation.
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.
At PRECO Electronics, we stand behind our promise, “When safety matters, count on us.” That’s because PRECO’s safety products lead the industry in performance, durability and reliability.
PRECO’s PreView Radar is the most rugged collision mitigation solution on the market—designed to work 100% of the time in the harshest conditions. That promise goes a long way in the heavy-duty industry, where tough work environments and mud, dirt, fog, rain, sludge, and even sun glare are constant challenges.
Safety technology is a heavy hitter in the heavy equipment industry today. The ability to see into blind spots using radar technology—regardless of environmental conditions including dirt, mud, rain, snow or ice—is a tried and true industry breakthrough. PRECO Electronics takes safety one step further by combining our monitor systems with radar sensor alarm warnings. These beep-beep-beeps have helped save countless lives in the occupations and work zones serviced by heavy-duty fleets.
These heavy vehicles often contain large blind zones that present immense safety concerns. Integrating PRECO’s collision mitigation technology allows operators to do their job with greater confidence and peace of mind by providing active alerts, detecting what the operators cannot see. Safety truly takes a front seat next to trained operators to avoid preventable collisions, mitigate risk and save money.
PRECO Electronics’ wireless collision mitigation system is changing the Waste Industry’s use and understanding of active safety solutions.
Developed with the same rugged and advanced features as the entire PRECO line of safety solutions, PreView® Wireless WorkSight® eliminates the body cables and reduces the installation time for its customers and OEM partners.