Blackburn, Lancashire United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 19, 2012 -- The high demand for Vision Techniques' new Side Alert proximity sensor system follows Crossrail, the new £15bn rail construction project for London, insisting all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) involved in its scheme must be fitted with safety devices such as Side Alert.
All Crossrail's contracted vehicles must be fitted with blind spot proximity sensors, side under-run guards and warning alerts for cyclists.
HGVs not fitted with safety equipment for cyclists will be refused entry, according to Crossrail.
A number of lorries have already been turned away from its sites.
With more cyclists and pedestrians on the roads than ever before, it is vital for large vehicles to use systems such as Side Alert proximity sensor systems.
Both cyclists and pedestrians often listen to music with headphones on, which significantly reduces their concentration.
As a vehicle turns left, Side Alert's proximity sensor will detect obstacles alongside it and omit an audible warning to alert the driver as well as speaking alarm to cyclists or pedestrians.
It also includes an LED lightboard on the side of the vehicle, positioned on the nearside of the vehicle close to the cab. It is at a convenient height in order to attract the attention of cyclists and pedestrians.
The proximity sensor audible alarm's three control boxes are positioned along the side of the vehicle and the nearside.
Both proximity sensor communication systems are activated when the driver engages the left hand indicator switch.
Audible alarm features include a 'night-silent' facility and manual over-ride in order to allow the driver to take control of the voice alarm if necessary.
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Vision Techniques vehicle camera and mobile CCTV products in action
One of the most innovative vehicle waste solutions in the world - Optimised Waste Logistics (OWL) - is being showcased for the first time on 20th March in Cardiff.
The OWL Road Show is the first event of its kind being hosted by the OWL Partnership.
OWL, the ultimate waste collection solution, is an initiative, which was developed by a number of companies working together to offer organisations a fully integrated waste collection solution. The system includes Vision Techniques 360 degree vehicle camera and mobile CCTV.
The event will provide a unique networking opportunity and allow visitors to meet and discuss their waste collection requirements with all companies involved with OWL.
There will be a number of interesting seminars, delivered by the OWL partners, with speakers including Paul Shipman, the Fleet Manager for SITA UK, Dennis Eagle, NTM and a number of local authorities throughout the UK all using OWL accredited solutions.
Visitors will include representatives from both public and private sector organisations, who are concerned with the management of the waste collection process, improving efficiency, increasing Health and Safety compliance, cutting costs and reducing carbon footprints.
OWL brings together waste industry specialists such CMS SupaTrak, Vision Techniques, Vehicle Weighing Solutions, Dotted Eyes, Civica and Whitespace Waste Software.
The companies now work together to provide one fully integrated, end-to-end waste collection solution, including a vehicle camera with mobile CCTV to support local authorities and waste collection organisations.
The OWL Road Show will be held at St David's Hotel, Cardiff, from 9am until 4pm. Visitors are invited to arrive between 9 and 9.30am for breakfast and registration.
In addition to the OWL Road Show, Vision Techniques will be attending all major industry exhibitions and shows this year.