Following the launch of its Camera Monitor System Smart-Vision and bus driver security barrier Savety-Door in Europe, Safety Tech announced it will present its solutions to the bus and coach operators and OEMs at the 2023 APTA Expo.
Safety Tech’s CMS Smart-Vision, already chosen by about 100 operators and 40 bus and coach OEMs for 100 types of vehicles, will be showcased along with driver alert information systems for the side and the front of the bus, SafetySide Blind Spot Information System and Safety Front Moving Off Information System, that eliminate blind spots and alert the driver to avoid accidents.
Safety Tech's Smart-Vision
Smart-Vision is a compact system that replaces mechanical rearview mirrors with high-definition cameras and interior displays to offer optimized visibility and enhanced ergonomics.
In addition to eliminating lateral blind spots, the solution offers functions such as parking and maneuvering aid, and guidance assistance allowing a shorter turning radius.
Smart-Vision improves maneuverability and minimizes the risk of collision between the mirror and tree branches or road signs, which lowers maintenance costs linked to potential damages while enhancing the vehicle’s availability.
Other Solutions at APTA Expo
Safety Tech will also showcase its newest ADAS solutions, SafetySide and SafetyFront, which mitigate blind spots.
Blind spots are a major cause of accidents involving buses and coaches. The UN regulations R151 and R159 on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) and Moving Off Information System (MOIS) help avoid collisions with Vulnerable Road Users.
The regulation requires the system to inform the driver of the presence of a nearby cyclist who could be endangered when turning away from the driver so that the driver can stop the bus before crossing their path, and when a pedestrian or bicyclist is in close proximity in front of the vehicle during drive-off.
SafetySide and SafetyFront offer wider detection area, allow the detection of all vulnerable road users, and SafetySide is available for both sides of the vehicle. It can be integrated into the Smart-Vision solution without any additional display.