Brigade Electronics will be explaining the issues of multiple blind spots around a vehicle at the RWM show this year.
Emily Hardy, Brigade’s UK marketing manager explains: “We have a floor graphic highlighting all the blind spots around a refuse vehicle and fatality statistics associated with them. The statistics from the Police Accident Database tell a very interesting story. For instance we associate the blind spot with the left hand side of a vehicle, especially with huge media attention on collisions with cyclists and commercial vehicles, but whilst 18% of overall accidents are left hand-hand side swipes, a whopping 32% are right hand. This shows that we can no longer consider blind spots in isolation, blind spot devices are essential 360 degrees around the vehicle.”
Brigade’s Backeye 360 systems, on display on the stand, provides the driver with a real time, 360 degree ‘bird’s-eye’ view of the vehicle within a single image. It is designed to assist low speed manoeuvrability, and saves the driver having to process information from several mirrors or monitors in quick succession, making it easier to spot and asses possible hazards.
Ultra wide-angle cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle capture the surrounding areas of the vehicle including all blind spots. Simultaneous digital images from these cameras are then processed to eliminate fisheye camera distortion and are ‘video-stitched’ resulting in a 360 degree single image, delivering a clear, real time picture on the driver’s monitor.
Visitors to the stand will be able to view live footage from a model refuse vehicle fitted with Backeye 360. They will also be able to view different types of product and understand where they go on a specific vehicle.
Also on display will be Brigade’s new Backsense radar sensor system. This is a fully programmable product, offering a bespoke detection area from 3m to 30m in length with a width between 2m and 10m. The five detection zones can be tailored to suit the vehicle and its surroundings. Parts of the vehicle intruding into the detection area can be programmed out, and all configuration is done with PC-based software.
Members of the Brigade team will be able to offer visitors to the stand to advice on the FORS and CLOCS schemes.
The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) will be at RWM speaking to visitors about sustainable resources, circular economy research and policy reports.
It is also running a circular economy workshop entitled ‘Putting remanufacturing into practice – business and policy opportunities’, taking place on 17 September from 11.30am-12.30pm. The workshop will highlight what remanufacturing is and how it is differentiated from other aspects of the circular economy, such as repair, reuse and refurbishing. The aim is to help visitors understand the connection between remanufacturing theory and practice, and how this in turn can influence policy.
Materials processing equipment supplier Blue Group will flag up recent developments in Group. Two new distributorships will be launched featuring UK debuts for MDS heavy-duty trommels and Westeria air separation technology.
Established products from the Blue Group portfolio include a shredder from the Doppstadt range. From Blue Fuchs, the best-selling MHL 250 long-reach wheeled materials handler is on show. As seen at last year’s exhibition, the entire two-storey stand structure and hospitality areas are comprised of elements from a BlueMAC bespoke MRF system, while a BlueMAC mobile All Metal Separator and trommel will be prominently showcased.
The benefits of buying quality pre-owned equipment from Blue Used will also be demonstrated, highlighting the accessibility of marketing leading equipment for those with more restrictive budgets.
Isuzu Truck’s new Euro VI ‘Forward’ F120.240, 12.00 tonne GVW is going to be on display at this year’s RWM. The vehicle being exhibited will be the first of Isuzu’s recently launched 12t rigid chassis to feature a refuse collection body.
The second Isuzu vehicle on the stand will be one of the popular Isuzu ‘Urban’ N75.150 rigids, with this vehicle featuring a RCV body and bar lift.
Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck said: “The 2015 range of Isuzu trucks are proving to be extremely popular within the refuse and waste management sector because they provide extremely good value for money as well as the flexibility needed to optimise vehicle load and specification. All our vehicles are recognised for their high payload capabilities, because of their lightweight chassis and advanced engineering, which is linked to strong performance and proven reliability.”