Binmen given emergency system to stop out-of-control trucks


 

Vision Techniques has designed an emergency braking system for HGVs in response to the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in December 2014 that killed six people. The system enables a crew member on a bin truck to bring a vehicle safely to a stop in the event the driver loses control by simply hitting a red button on the dashboard. “We call it VT StopSafe,” said technical manager Nigel Armstrong, “effectively the system reduces the vehicle’s speed while simultaneously bringing it […]