Pedestrian detection from Parksafe

By Categories: Commercial NewsPublished On: Thursday 23 May 2024

Safety equipment provider Parksafe Group has said it can assist fleets in transitioning with the forthcoming changes to Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) including the introduction of the Progressive Safe System (PSS), as part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.

“Starting from 28 October 2024 all HGVs over 12 tonnes will need to have a minimum of a three-star safety rating or fit the new PSS to operate in Greater London,” said the company.

“As leading vehicle safety specialists with over 30 years of experience, Parksafe Group can ensure a smooth transition to PSS for your entire fleet.”

To support operators working in Greater London, Parksafe Group has launched an AI Pedestrian Detection System.

“This eliminates blind spots, detects vulnerable road users (VRUs) at the front and near-side of the vehicle and provides drivers with real-time audio and visual warnings to alert them of potential dangers,” said the company.

Drivers are given clear distances by measurement and colour codes which are displayed on the in-cab monitor, explains Parksafe: red means immediate danger, amber means danger and green means be wary.

“The driver is encouraged to make informed decisions based on this colour coding system. This helps to improve reaction times by warning the driver so they can act immediately. In congested areas this is an additional safety support system to increase awareness of VRUs around the vehicle.

“Parksafe Group’s Pedestrian Detection Camera System is available with a 200- or 170-degree camera. The solution comes with audible talking alarms which give bespoke messages when a VRU is detected such as ‘pedestrian detected front’, or ‘pedestrian detected side’.

“The camera is full HD 1080p and the in-cab monitor is high definition. When used in conjunction with a digital video recorder, operators can access recordings via the Parksafe on demand web portal.”