Technology designed to save lives and prevent injury was launched at this year’s RWM exhibition by Wolverhampton-based Spillard Safety Systems. Its Optronics Wide Eye Camera System, which uses a fish-eye 180° view angle camera that kills blind spots and increases vision for the driver.
The company is targeting recycling and waste management businesses that run large fleets of vehicles and are looking to improve safety on the roads.
“We are seeing more and more instances of people being injured or killed by large vehicles operating on our roads,” said Peter Spillard, managing director. “And more times than not, this is down to blind spots where drivers can’t see or have limited vision of what is around them.”
Fitted to the underside of wing mirrors, the camera transmits a much wider field of vision than traditional systems and sends a high-resolution picture to a dashboard monitor – ideal for spotting cyclists or other vehicles coming up the side of large vehicles.
“We believe there will be significant interest because the system has been designed in response to industry demand, is easy to fit, completely waterproof and cost effective. There is definitely a need for this in the market.”
The company also showcased Optronics 360°, the world’s first aftermarket surround view camera system offering the operator a bird’s eye realtime view of the vehicle and its surroundings.