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Reversing radar range

safety stop radar system

Commercial vehicle safety special­ist Sentinel Systems has intro­duced its latest generation of reversing radar systems to the refuse and waste market.

Based on its patented Auto-braking Reversing System, the radars use advanced components for improved performance with an accurate and reliable auto-braking device.

The SafetyStop radar system is beneficial for refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) because it pro­tects personnel working outside the vehicle. The system is installed at the rear and is designed to detect obstructions such as build­ings, objects or people while the RCV is reversing.

The radar then audibly warns the driver of the obstruction indicating them to stop or, for the ultimate prevention aid, can phys­ically stop the vehicle in its tracks. Once the obstruction has passed, the system resets and allows the driver to resume the manoeuvre.

The systems can be enhanced using Sentinel’s additional safety products, including external and internal vehicle cameras and the Bike Hotspot system.

This year Sentinel worked with Midlothian Council to provide four-camera systems to new food waste collection vehicles.

Trevor Docherty, travel and fleet services manager at Midlothian, said: “As an everyday service, these vehicles are subject to difficult driving conditions so, by installing the cameras, we can improve these for our drivers.”

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