BLIND SPOTS: TECHNOLOGY RATHER THAN STICKERS
As road transporters know, since January 2021, the "Dangerous, Blind Spot" sticker has been mandatory on trucks travelling in urban areas. A French measure This French measure has not been echoed in the rest of the the rest of the European Union, where a regulation should lead to 2024, where a regulation should lead to the widespread use of on-board cameras and surveillance screens". See article
Fraikin chooses Bunratty for fleet security
Fraikin has just announced an extended partnership with Bunratty for the safety of its vehicles. Since 2004, when reversing camera systems were not widely used on vehicles in France, the rental company has chosen to call on Bunratty's expertise. See article
Bunratty industrial vehicle safety in 360° 3D
The Loi d'Orientation des Mobilités was published almost a year ago. Among its many provisions, one is the obligation to affix stickers to trucks to warn other road users of blind spots. Transporters are voicing their dissatisfaction with the use of an inappropriate term, citing the words "blind spot". See article
BUNRATTY the third eye for drivers
While heavy goods vehicles have been displaying red and yellow stickers since the beginning of 2021 to warn of the danger of blind spots where the driver's visibility is impaired, this is not yet the case with light commercial vehicles where the driving constraints are more or less the same as with heavy vehicles. The solution is the installation of cameras and presence detectors. One of the solutions is the 360° 3D vision directly from a screen installed in the driver's seat. This is the proposal of Bunratty Bodyguards, a family-owned company, a forerunner in the industrial vehicle driver assistance market, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020. See article
Driving trucks: legislation to end blind spots
Since 1 January 2021, French trucks have been required to display blind spots on their vehicles with stickers. And from May 2022, blind spot detectors on heavy goods vehicles in the European Union will be mandatory. The government's intention to introduce the blind spot warning system for heavy goods vehicles As you may have already noticed, since 1 January, stickers have been adorning the heavy vehicles that we pass on the road. The aim is to remind us of the potential danger of the proximity of this type of vehicle and the point at which we become invisible to drivers. Indeed, for a heavy goods vehicle it can be extremely difficult to see a two-wheeler or a car, between lanes, on a bend and at a crossroads. This obligation therefore applies to heavy vehicles with a total permissible laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes. The aim of these measures provided for in the Mobility Orientation Act is to strengthen the protection of vulnerable road users. Far too many road users are still unaware of the fact that it is impossible for the HGV driver to perceive the danger in the vicinity. See article
Blind Spot Removal for Industrial Vehicles: What are the expectations of transport operators?
It's a fact: 5,180 pedestrians and 2,160 cyclists are killed every year on Europe's roads. These figures have not decreased since 2010, despite prevention. This is because bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and pedestrians are smaller than cars and therefore less visible to trucks. As they are not in their field of vision, serious or even fatal accidents can happen quickly. The problem of blind spots Blind spots in figures. They are responsible for 3% of fatal accidents: 10% of fatal pedestrian accidents, 3% of fatal accidents involving motorised two-wheelers and 8% of fatal accidents involving cyclists. The toll is bloody. But what is this risk? How can we understand it? First of all, it is important to know that heavy vehicles are higher than other vehicles, which creates four blind spots for the driver, one at the front under the windscreen, two on the sides of the vehicle, and one at the rear under the rear window for buses and coaches. What can be done to prevent these accidents? See article
What is the best camera for your industrial vehicle
Now, more than ever, it is vital to find the right camera for your vehicle. If you want to make reversing easier and smoother for your drivers, then the best solution is to turn to technology. Reversing is a difficult task to manage when parking, towing and reversing in a dangerous situation. A reversing camera or side camera is the best solution to deal with blind spots and can save repair costs, reduce downtime in accidents and above all save lives. There are many things that companies do not take into account before they equip their vehicles with cameras. In this article, we will look at the aspects you should consider if you are thinking of installing reversing cameras, 360 systems or other. With a wide range of cameras to choose from, the most important thing is to select a camera that will work every day without incident. See article
How to drastically reduce your blind spots?
In order to comply with the law on blind spots, Bunratty has designed 3 anti blind spot systems: side mirrors (in addition to the current ones), side radar (called microwave) and finally the BM360HAWKEYE 3D kit, which removes all blind spots. See article