OBSTACLE DETECTION

Transportation Safety Technologies says its Eagle Eye obstacle-detection system increases drivers’ awareness of all potentially dangerous areas surrounding the vehicle and thus improves public safety. It monitors side and rear blind areas or ‘no zones’ for vehicles or objects. The dash-mounted digital display visually and audibly alerts drivers to potential contact beginning at 8 to 10 ft away from the vehicle.

Eagle Eye consists of up to seven weather-resistant, strategically mounted sensors around the truck, heated to prevent ice and snow build-up, plus a single driver alert module inside the cab.

TST claims the technology is proven to decrease the number of driver accidents by 75%, as well as reducing vehicle damage and insurance costs. A one- to two-year payback is possible for most customers, the company says. It seems likely to be most useful in urban operations such as refuse collection.

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