Back in September we were introduced to the Transport for London’s Safer Lorry Scheme; this meant that road haulage in North Wales and the UK travelling in and around London would require additional mirrors and safeguards. This provides improved visibility for drivers, with more comprehensive coverage of the blind spots on trucks.
However, as time passes there have been more technological advancements to provide even better visibility for drivers. This provides the chance to spot and even record dangers and problems in front of a vehicle or adjacent to the kerb, such as a cyclist.
Over two decades ago a small company based in the Netherlands started the process of developing safety cameras for the rear of trucks to assist in reversing. Now this company has launched the CornerEye Camera Monitor System; a camera specifically designed to obviate the need for the pavement and front view mirror requirement, in accordance with the mirror directive R46.
What makes this system different to others? It has a wide angle lens which combines with the latest technologies to deliver a field of vision of 270°. CornerEye provides a full and detailed picture of your trucks surroundings, increasing your visibility for improved safety.
The camera itself is waterproof, which means it will be safe and reliable to use on the exterior of the truck. It is also shock and vibration-resistant, plus cannot be affected by electromagnetic fields. The system has been designed specifically for trucks and heavy machinery that have a robust design which confirms to strict automotive requirements.
We expect there will be many more technological advancements to come with this product, as well as others in the next year or so. Safety on the roads is extremely important for both drivers and pedestrians, which is why advancements like CornerEye are very welcomed.