Posted: January 2021
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.
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: