Sentinel Systems, a specialist in vehicle safety solutions, continues to develop its range of reversing safety systems as part of its commitment to protecting the fleet industry.
This past year has seen companies and authorities face avoidable fines and prosecution for accidents involving LGVs, which have resulted in injuries, deaths and damage to third party property, where preventative measures have not been taken.
Sentinel’s reversing radar systems have proved to be a very beneficial aid for many companies across a range of industries, and has significantly improved the safety of the vehicle and driving conditions for the driver.
The company understands the difficult task drivers are faced with when reversing an LGV, given the lack of awareness of the vehicle’s rear blind spot, which is a common cause of accidents. In order to improve this, and reduce the consequences of an accident on fleet operators, Sentinel has introduced a new and advanced range of reversing radar solutions.
Installed at the rear of the vehicle, the new radar systems use advanced UK-manufactured components to offer superior reliability and performance to help mitigate the risk of the vehicle whilst it is reversing. The radars are linked to an in-cab audio warning device, which alarms when an obstruction is detected within a predetermined distance, giving the driver notice to take caution.
In addition to this, the radars can be enhanced with an auto-braking function, which automatically triggers the vehicle’s brake when the obstruction is detected, and resets itself once it is cleared.