How Brigade Can Help
Brigade Electronics has a range of products to help operators meet the requirements of various specifications including the safe system for the Direct Vision Standard. Brigade’s team of experts work closely with road safety associations and charities to provide the best and most up to date advice. Interpreting various specifications and understanding the terminology can be a minefield for operators. For example, references to ‘shall’, ‘should’ and ‘may’ in the Direct Vision standard depict whether a requirement is mandatory, recommended or permitted and transport managers can be left confused.
Brigade has provided advice to many OEM and OES suppliers and continues to work with the aftermarket to make sure that vehicles are compliant. In this role, Brigade also ensures products are fitted to maximise their safety potential. For a free no obligation consultation on the Direct Vision Standard please contact us for an appointment.
Left-hand drive Vehicles
‘For left hand drive vehicles, mirrors, cameras and sensors should be fitted appropriately to account for the off-side blind spot.
For left hand drive vehicles, the audible vehicle manoeuvring warning shall be fitted to audibly warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning right.’
Camera Monitoring Systems
A fully operational camera monitoring system fitted to the nearside of the vehicle.
- VBV-770M Select Range 7″ Digital LCD Monitor
- VBV-300C Select Range compact, flush-mount side-view camera
A sensor system that alerts the driver to the presence of a vulnerable road user fitted to the nearside of the vehicle.’
Sensors on rigid vehicles should ensure coverage size metres down the nearside or one metre from the rear of the vehicle, whichever is smaller. Sensors should not activate in relation to roadside furniture or stationary vehicles. In the case of tractor units, these should be suitably positioned to provide sufficient coverage, but preventing activation solely on articulation of the trailer.
- SS-4100W Sidescan sensor system
4 sensor system to inform driver of objects within close proximity in the nearside blind spot where cyclists or pedestrians can go undetected. Activated by the left turn indicator.
- CS-3100 Cornerscan® sensor system
3 sensor system fitted to corner of vehicle cab detects objects in front nearside blind spot.
‘Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left’
Side turn warning for cyclists/pedestrians. Activates on the left turn indication. A combination of White sound and real-speech.
‘The device should have a manual on/off switch for use between the hours of 11:30pm – 7am’
TCO-47-01 Latched Cut-out Switch for speaking alarm (recommended)