Posted on 2nd Dec, 2016 by Dominic Benabda
Vehicle safety experts Vision Techniques have ended 2016 with yet another award win for BrakeSafe, which takes the rollaway preventing system to a total of five awards across multiple industries this year. The most recent award was won at the Commercial Fleet Safety Awards in November.
The UK developed and built system won the Best Product Award sponsored by Fiat Professional. The event took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the 30th November and was attended by over 500 key players in the industry, including the FTA, BT Fleet, Volvo, DAF Trucks and Isuzu.
BrakeSafe is the first system to win awards cross multiple industries including the road transport industry and the municipal industry. Vision Techniques is also the first company to win multiple CIWM awards, having won three in total to date. BrakeSafe is also unique as an award winning system that works on any make or model of vehicle making it suitable for new install or retrofit.
BrakeSafe is the new system that prevents rollaways and runaways from happening by automatically applying the brakes if the driver forgets to use the handbrake before leaving the vehicle. The system works by using multiple sensors that have to be activated in a certain scenario for the BrakeSafe system to apply the brakes. It has been programmed to activate when needed but not to interfere with the driver if all aspects of the scenario have not been met.
Vision Techniques believe these award wins have provided them with a platform to educate the different marketplaces on how new technology can solve a problem faced by every business that operates large vehicles. BrakeSafe is the only system that will actually prevent a runaway from happening rather than simply warning the driver.
The rest of VT’s new trophy cabinet is filled with award wins from the municipal, construction and freight industries.The first award was won at the Tipex Exhibition in Harrogate as sponsored by Iveco, closely followed by the prestgious Motor Transport Awards, where VT won the award for Best Innovation as sponsored by Goodyear. Later in the year, BrakeSafe won the highly sought after Vehicle, Plant and Machinery award at the CIWM Awards in the municipal sector, before winning the ‘Best New Product’ award at the recent Commercial Fleet Safety Awards.
Vision Techniques believe the wealth of awards is a clear message that UK-built innovation that can solve problems faced in the industry will be recognised and appreciated – no matter what type of vehicle they operate.
Steve Hurd, National Sales Manager at Vision Techniques, said, “BrakeSafe and Vision Techniques have had a brilliant year bringing home all these awards. Winning Best Product at the Commercial Fleet Safety Awards has been like the cherry on the cake. What a great way to round up 2016.”
With many major companies across the UK already running fleet trials of the system. In a recent article, VT announced British Gypsum as the first company to install the system on their vehicles. They have been working closely with Kirk Ennis from British Gypsum whilst trialling the system and getting the process ready to fit the system to their fleet.
“It is a product that we can’t move away from, it’s something that we need that supports our business strategy,” Kirk Ennis, British Gypsum.
BrakeSafe has also moved deeper into the bus and coach industry for a few key players trialing the system on their vehicles. Vision Techniques are close to signing a contract with a major business in the industry.
For more information about the system or if you would like to make an enquiry or an order, please don’t hesitate to contact the BrakeSafe team on 0845 322 8709 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org