Protecting vulnerable road users with Brigade’s new bbs-TI vehicle turning indicator alarm

Here at Brigade we are continuously searching for ways to improve road safety, so we are delighted to introduce our new bbs-TI vehicle turning indicator alarm.

One of the leading causes of collisions between vehicles and other road users is when a vehicle is turning. Although much has been developed to improve driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists in a vehicle’s nearside blind spot, this doesn’t always help vulnerable road users – especially if they are travelling at speed and go unnoticed by the driver. Brigade’s new bbs-TI alerts vulnerable road users with an indicator warning alarm when a vehicle is turning.

How does Brigade’s bbs-TI work?

The bbs-TI, which is installed on the nearside of the vehicle, will synchronise an audible warning alarm with the indicator lights when they are activated, alerting vulnerable road users to a vehicle’s intention to turn.

The new system will harness Brigade’s existing White Sound® broadband technology, which will enable vulnerable road users to instantly locate which direction the sound is coming from. Gentler on the ear compared to traditional tonal alarms, White Sound® dissipates quickly and can only be heard in the danger zone, helping to reduce unnecessary noise disturbances.

Unlike traditional speaking alarms, White Sound® alarms have the additional benefit of being universally recognisable, eliminating language barriers and making the bbs-TI ideal for vehicles operating in multiple countries.

bbs-TI’s features include:

  • Visual and audible vehicle turning warning to alert vulnerable road users
  • Suitable for use in multiple countries – no language barrier
  • Optional muting of the alarm for night time hours
  • Option to activate the alarm below a designated speed only
  • Synchronises bbs White Sound® technology with the vehicle’s indicator flash
  • Suitable for left turn or right turn installations
  • Complies with regulations and legislations that require an ‘audible vehicle manoeuvring warning for vulnerable road users’ when a vehicle is turning, including London’s Direct Vision Standard

The bbs-TI is compatible with Brigade’s side camera monitoring systems and sidescan ultrasonics. For further information about Brigade and our safety products, please get in touch