Thursday 28 January 2021

Vision Techniques helps Chevron stay Lanesafe

10visiontechniquesChevron Traffic Management has been using a system devised by vehicle safety specialist Vision Techniques to help prevent reversing accidents.

The hi-tech anti collision radar system, named VT Lanesafe, means the driver, and those collecting and stacking cones, will hear an audible warning if there are any obstructions.

This prevents accidents by allowing time to brace for harsh breaking or a collision, Vision Techniques says.

Chevron Traffic Management said: “The VT Lanesafe radar, along with the safe systems of work that we have in place, has no doubt contributed to Chevron achieving our current accident frequency rate of 0.01 per cent.

“Chevron is now installing this revolutionary product into all new Traffic Management Vehicles.”

VT Lanesafe radar is only active when reversing, and its detection zone can be altered to suit all vehicles’ width.

It picks up any obstructions behind the vehicle or debris left in the lane, which can cause problems for traffic. To prevent false alarms, it does not pick up on the crash barrier or cones.

The VT Lanesafe radar can project an accurate detection beam up to 12m behind the vehicle.

It can be fitted to new vehicles or retrofitted, and has been developed using Vision Techniques’ award-winning Banksman radar system, which has been used extensively in the UK refuse and Quarrying and Mining market for over 15 years.

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