Preventing bus accidents with safety technology

This autumn we’ll be exhibiting at the Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham, joining over 9,000 key industry players at Europe’s biggest bus and coach vehicle trade event.

Our stand will be located in the show’s popular Technology Zone, where we’ll be discussing with delegates the various Brigade products that use the latest tech solutions to improve the safety of drivers, their passengers, and the road users around them.

In England, bus operators have embraced the many opportunities offered by technology: 97% of buses have an Automatic Vehicle Location device used to provide real-time tracking services, 91% now have CCTV, 43% are enabled for payment by contactless bank card, and 25% have free Wi-Fi. Brigade’s focus is on vehicle safety, and in this area technology has a hugely important part to play. Safety is always a hot topic at the Euro Bus Expo, for reasons that are very clear. In London alone, 25 people were killed in bus-related fatalities between 2015 to 2017, and two thirds of these were pedestrians. Nearly 12,000 were injured over the same period.

The high number of casualties prompted TfL (Transport for London) to launch a bus safety programme in 2016, aiming to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in bus related incidents by 70% within six years. The programme hopes to reduce the number of fatalities to zero by 2030.

How Brigade Electronics can help improve bus and coach safety

Our mission is to prevent injuries and save lives, and we do this by developing and patenting new safety products that can be retro-fitted to commercial vehicles, including bus and coach fleets. Our network of approved partners in the UK, Europe and across the world can ensure that products are fitted with the minimum of downtime for busy vehicles.

Brigade’s product portfolio includes:

  • The best-selling Backeye®360, an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate blind spots by providing a complete 360-degree view of the areas around the vehicle in a single image
  • Backeye® camera monitor systems for internal use and external use, enhancing driver and passenger safety
  • Reversing and warning alarms such as our award-winning bbs-tek® White Sound® alarms, which use broadband technology to create a ‘ssh-ssh’ sound that is gentle on the ear and can only be heard in the danger zone

If you’re at the Euro Bus Expo this year, do stop by at the Brigade stand to chat to our experts. And of course we’d be delighted to meet you at any time of the year – please contact us to discuss your requirements.