All vehicles have blind spots – areas around the vehicle that are obscured to the driver by bodywork or machinery. When manoeuvring, these blind spots present a significant danger to anything or anyone in the vehicle’s path and inhibit the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely.
Mirrors and single-view cameras help to see blind spots, but even with this extra assistance, the driver may still not see everything in the vehicle’s path. After all, they 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 scan four mirrors, assess and then react to hazards, even at speeds as low as 5kph a vehicle could travel as far as 10m
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 minimises damage, as drivers of larger vehicles can see and avoid objects lying on the ground.
Backeye®360 BN-200 Systems are compatible with Brigade MDR digital recorders.
Backeye®360 is an intelligent camera monitor system designed to assist low-speed manoeuvring by providing the driver with a complete surround view of the vehicle in real time.
Brigade offers a choice of 360° technologies, both of which work with four ultra wide-angle cameras that each covers one full side of the vehicle with a viewing angle of over 180°. High-mounted on the front, rear and sides, the calibrated cameras capture all of the surrounding area including the blind spots of the vehicle or machine.
The four live images are simultaneously sent to an electronic control unit (ECU) where they are instantly processed, combined, blended and stitched. The distortion from the wide-angle camera lens is also corrected before delivering a clear, single, smooth, real-time image onto the driver’s monitor.
Each Backeye®360 installation and calibration is unique. The blending and stitching of the camera views can be configured to meet the requirements of the user and the settings can be saved to upload to identical vehicles in a fleet.
Backeye®360 will work on virtually any rigid vehicle or machine, large or small and the distance of the viewing area can be set to suit the application. The flexibility of the Brigade systems means there are solutions suitable for both on- and off-road applications
Surround view in a single image
Four cameras with ultra wide-angle lenses
Real-time 360 view
Self-monitoring of images
Configurable viewing distance
Bespoke vehicle icon
Easier and quicker to spot and assess hazards, increasing safety
Eliminates blind spots
Fast and smooth image delivery
No frozen images, only real-time views on monitor
No third party delays or need for specialist workshop
Range can be tailored to the work environment
Recognisable vehicle on monitor
The BN360-300, the third generation in Brigade’s 360° camera lineage, gives drivers a clear and crisp image thanks to its new high definition specifications. Configuration is flexible, allowing the system to be applied to almost all vehicles.