Posted: December 2018
It’s been a year of extreme weather events. In the UK, 2018 saw sub-zero temperatures courtesy of the ‘Beast from the East’, followed a few months later by the hottest English summer on record.
Of course, temperatures which may seem extreme in the UK are decidedly average compared to many parts of the world, where red-hot desert highs and icy lows offer challenges that most Britons can only imagine.
Brigade’s commercial vehicle safety systems are sold across the globe, which means it is imperative that we test them in gruelling conditions and environments to ensure the highest possible specifications.
Our on-board camera monitor systems, obstacle detection equipment, and reversing alarms are vital to the safety not just of HGV and mobile plant drivers, but anyone in the vicinity of these vehicles. This could include colleagues on work-sites such as quarries or waste recycling centres, as well as pedestrians, cyclists and drivers on public roads.
We are committed to protecting people by preventing accidents in every region of the world – whatever the weather conditions. In fact, when the weather is harsh, our products come into their own, helping drivers to identify obstacles or warn vulnerable road users even in conditions with limited visibility such as thick fog, snowstorms or glaring sunlight.
The latest generation of our Backeye®360 intelligent camera monitor system offers a good example of the rigorous standards we apply to all our products. This bestselling safety equipment has been put through its paces to ensure optimum performance in all terrains and temperatures. Backeye®360 is a market-leading product that eliminates blind spots by giving a bird’s-eye view of the area around a vehicle in a single image displayed on a monitor in the driver’s cab.
Its operating temperature range is from -30oC to +75oC, while the equipment can be comfortably stored from -40oC to +85oC. Its vibration rating is 8.5G, ensuring that sensors and all mechanical equipment can withstand vibration, for example from engines or moving parts on a truck, or when driving in rugged terrain. The high shock ratings also mean the cameras will carry on working even in the most unpredictable scenarios.
Brigade’s technology is proven to reduce collisions with people and objects, and it’s now sold in over 35 countries world-wide, operating in all kinds of environments, from desert drill stations to research sites in frozen landscapes.
Our network of worldwide subsidiaries and approved distributor partners means we have local expertise in every kind of climate. With offices in North America, South America, Africa, Australia and across Europe, Brigade is working tirelessly to improve safety in even the most remote corners of the globe.
If you’d like more information on any of our products don’t hesitate to get in touch. Detailed specifications and test certificates are available to view.