Advances in ‘smart detection’ technology, could sound the death-knoll for ‘dumb’ ultra-sonic sensors, which can not differentiate between moving and static objects. With the advent of the DVS/HGV Safety Permits and the desire for operators to utilise equipment that “Should not activate in relation to roadside furniture”, many are now questioning whether ultra-sonic/’side-scan’ systems should still be employed, especially when new ‘smart’ technology can be as cost effective and significantly more effective. It’s widely accepted that the high False Alarm […]
A fully integrated vehicle telematics and camera system is providing one fleet operator with a training programme that it claimed had reduced accidents by almost a quarter.
A low cost satnav-based cycle safety system for trucks navigating through central London endorsed by TfL has been launched by Navevo. Using exclusive data on LGV and cycle flows from Transport for London, ProNav HGV Cyclist Alert is standard on Navevo’s new ProNav PNN420 sat-nav, designed specifically for LGVs, and will be rolled out across the ProNav range.
London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport.