Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection

Why Ultrasonic Sensors

Reducing blind spots and improving driver visibility are important issues for operators of road-going vehicles. Over the past few years, safety devices such as additional mirrors or camera systems that give wider viewing angles have become commonplace and even mandatory under blind spot legislation. However, despite an increase in visibility, collisions with other vehicles, fixed objects, cyclists, workers and even pedestrians, remain high.

Brigade’s ultrasonic proximity sensors minimise both vehicle damage and collisions with pedestrians, cyclists or objects. Perfect for road-going commercial vehicles operating in confined spaces or manoeuvring at low speed. The detection system alerts the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle, whether moving or stationary. An audible and/or visual in-cab warning informs of distance whilst an optional external speaking alarm can be added to alert cyclists and pedestrians that the vehicle is turning.

Brigade Ultrasonic Sensors

Compatible vehicles

  • vehicle safety products for articulated trucks
  • Vehicle safety products for rigid truck
  • vehicle safety products for waste truck
  • Vehicle safety products for buses
  • Vehicle safety products for coaches
  • vehicle safety products for vans
  • Vehicle safety products for minibuses
  • Vehicle safety products for articulated tanker
  • vehicle safety products for on-road tipper
    Backscane
    Backscan®

    4 sensor system fitted to rear of vehicle as an invaluable aid to safe reversing.

    • Underslung or flush mount installation
    • System activated by reverse gear
    • 50cm compensation range for sensors fitted inboard of vehicle rear
    • Can be fitted to articulated vehicles with additional coiled cables
    Sidescan®

    4 sensor system fitted to side of vehicle. Particularly relevant for near side blind spot where cyclists or pedestrians can otherwise go undetected.

    • Underslung or flush mount sensors
    • System can be activated below designated speed and/or turn indicator
    • External speaking alarm with side turn warning for cyclists/pedestrians
    • Can be fitted to articulated vehicles with additional coiled cables
    Sidescan®Flex

    An advancement to the standard Standard Sidescan® system, Sidescan®Flex allows the operator to choose from four detection configurations, each with different detection distances and audible and visual alerts.
    Sidescan®Flex has an increased detection range of 2.5 metres

    Frontscan® Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection on a truck
    Frontscan®

    4 sensor system fitted to front of vehicle. Particularly relevant for front blind spot on high cabs where low objects or pedestrians can be hidden.

    • System can be activated below designated speed
    Cornerscan® Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection on a truck
    Cornerscan™

    3 sensor system fitted to near side corner of vehicle cab to detect objects in front near side blind spot. Minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle whilst manoeuvring and turning whilst reversing.

    • System can be activated below designated speed
    Stepscan™

    2 sensor system fitted to nearside cab step. Minimises the risk of damage to the vehicle when turning whilst reversing.

    • System can be activated by reverse gear

    Compliance

    Compliant with CLOCS, FORS and construction companies who require commercial vehicles to meet specific safety specifications.

    Brigade’s range of ultrasonic sensor systems include; Backscan®, Frontscan®, Sidescan®, Cornerscan and Stepscan.

    • Gives peace of mind to the driver
    • Greater protection to pedestrians, cyclists and workers
    • Minimises damage to vehicle, property and other objects

    Obstacle Detection Screen Display on Brigade monitor

    Ultrasonic Detection On-Screen Display

    Sensor data and camera image combined.

    Working in conjunction with a camera monitor system and up to two ultrasonic detection systems, the on-screen display module warns the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle by overlaying 3-stage audible and visual ultrasonic data onto the camera image on the vehicle’s monitor.

    Integration of Brigade’s ultrasonic obstacle detection systems and camera monitor systems to improve safety
    Ultrasonic detection warnings overlaid onto camera image on in-cab monitor
    Reduced driver stress and distractions as all information is in one view

    The Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection Range

    Brigade Buzzer and Display
    Sensor Display & Buzzer

    Ultrasonic Sensor Display

    • Alerts the driver to an object within the detection area using an audible warning and distance display.
    • Included with every Backscan® sensor kit.

    Ultrasonic Sensor Buzzer

    • Alerts the driver using an audible warning to an object with the detection area.
    • Included with every Sidescan®Stepscan™Cornerscan™ and Frontscan® ultrasonic sensor kit.
    Brigade Backchat® Talking
    Backchat® Warning Alarms

    External real-speech speaking alarm with side turn warning for cyclists and pedestrians. Activates when indicator is in use. Use in conjunction with Sidescan® detection system.

    • Clear spoken messages
    • Warnings for reversing, handbrake alarms
    • Bespoke messages
    • Night-time cut-out
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