Road safety experts assist operators with onsite and offsite vehicle safety specifications at Hillhead Digital

Brigade Electronics is pleased to be involved in the first Hillhead digital event at the end of March. As road safety experts, who play an active part in advising legislators and Government, Brigade helps operators to understand legislation and safety system compliance including; FORS, CLOCS, DVS and Van Excellence. The conference will feature over 50 free-to-attend seminars and panel sessions.

In addition Brigade will have a virtual booth to promote a full suite of vehicle safety systems including; its Elite and Heavy Duty range of camera monitor systems, radar detection systems, digital recording and reversing alarms. Staff will be available to answer questions via live chat, Zoom or email.

New to Hillhead, Brigade will be launching ZoneSafe, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, to create detection zones around vehicles and mobile plant. Vehicle-mounted antennas detect RFID tags which can be worn by workers, placed on objects or positioned within restricted areas. When a ZoneSafe tag enters a detection zone, the vehicle operator will automatically receive a visual and audible alert via the in-cab control unit which will enable them to take action. A vibrating tag will also warn a detected worker of an approaching vehicle. ZoneSafe RFID technology does not require line-of-sight and tags will be detected regardless of obstructions, blind spots, adverse weather or poor visibility.

Brigade will also be promoting the new generation Backeye®360, BN360-300, a high definition four-camera system designed to eliminate blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvring by providing a complete real-time surround view of the vehicle in the driver’s monitor. The Backeye®360 provides flexible calibration options for almost any application with an even clearer picture for better clarity and customisable views for individual vehicle requirements.

Brigade’s Backsense® obstacle detection system, remains one of the most affordable, yet reliable products on the market. Backsense® radar uses Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology, transmitting a continuously varying radar frequency signal with unique time stamps to each instance of the wave. This gives more accurate detection than alternative radar products using Pulsed Radar technology. The programmable detection beam can be set from 2m to 10m width and 3m to 30m length. Bespoke detection areas can be programmed to calibrate-out fixed objects or bodywork.

To compliment Backsense, Brigade’s Object Detection On-Screen Display (OSD), Works in conjunction to warn the driver of obstacles in the danger zone. The system overlays 5-stage audible and visual radar data onto the camera image on the monitor. This reduces driver stress and distractions by providing all information is in one place.

Brigade’s BRIDGE is a fully managed service for 4G enabled digital recording systems so that operators do not have to set up and maintain their own servers or manage SIMs and mobile data. Brigade’s digital recording (MDR) systems capture footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras.

Brigade has a carefully chosen network of service partners (BSPs) who supply product, installation and support to Brigade customers across the UK. This is ideal for large fleets or those who operate at multiple sites. The Brigade Service Partner Network also provide support or back to base, onsite and warranty work to keep vehicles on the road.