Innovation at the service of road safety: reversing camera and other smart devices

New technologies are helping to increase road safety. A clear example of this is the reversing camera that can be seen in a growing number of freight and passenger transports. To this is added that the European Union has published four regulations that seek to combat accidents. What aspects do they regulate? What measures need to be taken to comply with them? We tell you in detail in this article.

European regulations to increase road safety

The EU has published four mandatory regulations. Three have been prepared by the United Nations and one by the European Commission. As a whole, they regulate the use of technological systems to protect cyclists and pedestrians on European terrain and, in turn, aim to minimize the risks arising from driver fatigue. In this sense, its implications mainly affect transport and logistics companies. But what mandatory measures do they provide? We summarize them below:

European Regulation R151

It lays down uniform provisions concerning the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to the blind spot warning system for the detection of bicycles. To comply with it, there are devices that include a radar with visual and auditory indication that facilitates the detection of these points.

Recommended solution:

Blind spot detection kit, detection radar with visual and acoustic warning.

European Regulation R158

It deals with the approval of reversing travel devices, as well as warnings of the presence of vulnerable people behind road transport. We recommend that, in this case, you install a kit composed of camera, monitor and ultrasonic sensors that allow you to visualize the blind spots and emit a visual and an acoustic signal. Thanks to these devices, the driver will know if there are vulnerable pedestrians in blind spots.

Recommended solution:

Kit camera, monitor and ultrasonic sensors, with blind spot vision, visual and acoustic warning.

European Regulation R159

This standard considers homologation measures related to the information system at the beginning of the march to avoid damage to pedestrians and cyclists. The solution to respect this regulation is to install a kit to warn of the presence of vulnerable users. In this way, the blind spot of pedestrians and cyclists is warned to the driver.

Recommended solution:

Kit for detecting vulnerable road users, front camera with device with visual and acoustic signal.

Regulation 2021/1341

Finally, this regulation establishes warning systems for drowsiness and loss of attention of the driver. To follow your requirements, having a fatigue detection system with facial recognition is essential to identify behaviors related to tiredness, drowsiness and distraction. Not surprisingly, the device emits a visual and an acoustic signal when it observes that driving loses attention for any of these reasons.

Recommended solution:

Fatigue detection kit with visual and acoustic warning.

Which vehicles must comply with these regulations?

Currently, its application is not mandatory for those already in circulation and neither for Aftermarket. However, it is for the following:

Reversing camera and other products can be installed

For all the above, many companies that develop their activity in the field of passenger and freight transport are already getting down to work. Complying with the marked specifications is not only a matter of legality, but of comfort and safety for people.

In that sense, digital transformation and new technologies have made possible the connected smart bus, a model increasingly present on our roads. These vehicles have real-time visibility, integration and collaboration with proprietary and third-party applications, and controlled driving. In addition, with this type of advances, you have the possibility to track with access to a single platform.

Currently, these active safety systems are applications and devices with excellent performance. If you want to minimize road hazards, do not hesitate to incorporate the following innovations into your fleet:

What advantages does the use of these devices provide?

Installing active safety systems can reduce the risk of accidents by 90%. Thus, the digitalization of fleets has multiple benefits:

In addition, it contributes to reducing the following indicators:

Innovation to ensure comfort and risk prevention

These innovative devices, such as the cyclist detection camera or the pedestrian detection camera, are contributing to improving general well-being and road safety. If you are a manager of a transport company, you will know how important the integrity of workers and users is.

Therefore, applying the opportunities offered by technologies is crucial to improve the service you provide and the customer experience. The fact that these regulations are mandatory or will be mandatory in the near future is just one more step towards that goal.

In short, European regulations implement guidelines aligned with the values of transport companies. These, on the other hand, seek to optimize their management and provide a service of the highest quality, for which they have technological advances as allies. If you want more information about solutions of this type, such as the reversing camera, please contact us.  We will help you improve the safety and efficiency of your transport fleet!


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