|Brigade has solved the problem of blind spots with Backeye®360. Intelligent camera monitor systems that provide the driver with a real-time, 360° ‘birds-eye’ view of the vehicle within a single image.|
Backeye®360 Systems are intelligent camera monitor products designed to assist low speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a real-time surround view of the vehicle in a single image.
All vehicles have blind spots, and when a vehicle is in motion they become hazard areas, increasing the risk of costly collisions.
With nearly 1,800 vulnerable road users killed or seriously injured on London's roads alone in 2012, there is still work to be done to make our roads safer. Backeye®360 Systems will help achieve that goal.
Source: Transport for London, Casualties in Greater London 2012. Pedestrians and pedal cyclists suffering fatal or serious injury in road traffic collisions.
The substantial size and complex shapes of commercial vehicles and machines, and the lack of rear windows all restrict a driver's view, increasing the risk of a collision. The financial impact of property or vehicle damage and the associated downtime can be significant, yet even that is small compared to the emotional and corporate costs for all concerned when personal injury is involved.
Mirrors and single-view cameras help drivers see into these blind spots, but even with this extra assistance, the driver may still not see everything in the vehicle's path. After all, he can only be watching the road, or looking in one monitor or mirror at any given time.
Research shows that in the time it takes to scan1 four mirrors, assess and then react2 to hazards, even at speeds as low as 5kph a vehicle could travel as far as 10m.
Even when manoeuvring at low speed, a vehicle travels a long way in the time it takes a driver to check all potential hazard areas in turn and then return his eyes to the direction of travel. The vehicle travels even further while any risks are being assessed and reactions are deicded on and implemented.
Presenting all-round visibility in one image saves the driver or operator having to process information from several mirrors or monitors in quick succession, making it easier to spot and assess possible hazards.
Backeye®360 Systems also help reduce the length of time a driver has to 'travel blind', either switching between mirrors, monitors, windows and the windscreen, or viewing a limited area in a single mirror.
Eliminates blind spots, improves safety
Comprehensive view of the surrounding area ina single image
Reduces collisions with people and objects
Benefits of the system extend beyond reducing collisions with people and objects. The comprehensive view of the surroundings aids the driver when manoeuvring at low speed and can minimise tyre damage, as drivers of larger vehicles can see and avoid objects lying on the ground.
Backeye®360 Systems are compatible with Brigade MDR digital recordings, providing 360 footage that can be used in incidents of 'crash for cash', vandalism or false claims. Video evidence can help companies make major cost savings by refuting bogus claims, whilst importantly supporting their drivers.
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