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STOPSAFE emergency braking system gets approval from the VCA

Posted on 24th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Stopsafe gets approval from VCA

Exciting news this morning!!! We are proud to announce that after a long period of development and consultation with the VCA our emergency vehicle braking system STOPSAFE has received accreditation.

The system has been developed following on from the Glasgow tragedy in 2014 where a driver lost consciousness while at the wheel of a moving refuse lorry resulting in six deaths and leaving 15 people injured. At the time of the enquiry technical experts were brought in to examine the vehicle. It was asked if anything could have been done to prevent the crash? The enquiry heard from these experts that an emergency button or automated braking system could be added to such vehicles in future.

Steve Hurd MD says “We were all extremely shocked by the events in Glasgow and we set our technical team with the objective of preventing a tragedy like this from happening again. Working together with a number of councils, Private Waste companies and the VCA we have designed STOPSAFE to eradicate the risk of this type of incident should it re-occur in the municipal industry or any other crewed vehicle.

Stopsafe

Effectively the system reduces the vehicle’s speed while simultaneously bringing it to a controlled stop using the braking system. The system is activated using a secure emergency lever installed to the vehicle dashboard, allowing the crew to react to an emergency situation should the driver become incapacitated.

We are the only system provider to manufacturer any direct solution to the problem of out-of-control vehicles and plan to offer the system to every council in the country, developed to work universally across any manufacturer’s vehicle and is suitable for both new build and retrofit.

Steve adds” We are aware that other products have been developed but so far, they have all failed to get approval. We are the only manufacturer to get accreditation from the VCA, something we are very proud of.

Our team have been up against may obstacles and worked tirelessly on this development, it has not been an easy task. However, we have never given up and been extremely tenacious to ensure this product was successfully produced and available to the market in line the tribunal experts’ suggestions.
As a major supplier to this industry the Glasgow incident affected everyone that works within it, including us, our purpose is to protect, and we have genuinely made it our mission to ensure that this type of accident doesn’t happen again”

The product is due to launch this summer and will form part of our safety portfolio. For more information on STOPSAFE or any other safety system from Vision Techniques contact the team for a demonstration on 01254 679 717

 

 

6 key benefits of telematics systems for businesses

Posted on 20th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

lorries convoy sunset

Telematics systems are becoming the lifeblood of commercial vehicle operations often employed in tandem with a whole host of vehicle safety products. In fact, many of our vehicle safety products here at Vision Techniques fit squarely into the category of telematics, which makes it a major focus of so many of our customers. If your fleet isn’t yet fitted with some form of telematics technology, you could be missing a trick – here are just a few of the key ways you could be benefitting!

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Will self-driving technology ever be viable for HGVs?

Posted on 19th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

hgv driver

Self-driving technology is unquestionably one of the biggest advancements in automotive technology in recent years. It’s been in development for quite some time and is gradually evolving as the years pass.

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Vision Techniques recognised in Top 100

Posted on 28th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland.

Running since 2011 The Northern Tech awards are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank and provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the region,

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Banksman wins highest accolade

Posted on 17th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Our partnership with Aggregate Industries has achieved the highest accolade, winning a Highways England Award for its pioneering auto-braking system that’s set to transform road worker safety. As the overall winner in the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Safety category, Banksman Autobraking was commended for its potential to drive improvements in behavioural safety culture and raise safety performance in the highways sector.

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Plantworx 2019

Posted on 11th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Plantworx 2019

Are you ready for 3 days of live demos and innovations from some of the biggest names in the industry?

The show will take place from the 11th – 13th June 2019 on East of England Arena, Peterborough.

There’s a lot going on this year with exciting live demonstrations, innovative stands, working machinery and guest speaker slots from industry leaders.

We will be there with our fully loaded demo vehicle – kitted out with our innovative range of cameras, monitors, cyclist detection and braking systems and much more.

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How to get the best out of your workplace safety culture

Posted on 21st Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

fleet operators doing logistics

No matter what industry you work in, it’s always important to have a robust workplace safety culture. It’s important enough in relatively stable environments such as offices and studios, but it becomes even more important in more unpredictable environments like warehouses, construction sites and similar settings with a wide variety of possible hazards.

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Vacancies: Join our Sales Team

Posted on 26th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

We are looking for something RARE and HARD to find….

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We answer your questions about GDPR and vehicle camera recording

Posted on 11th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

motorway vehicles

Vehicle cameras and similar technologies make up a large proportion of our business here at Vision Techniques, and in the last six months or so our experts have noticed increasing numbers of questions from our customers on the subject of GDPR. There’s still a lot of confusion about how it affects vehicle cameras and the associated recordings, so that’s what we’re tackling in this week’s post.

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Good things come to those that……. innovate.

Posted on 7th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Aggregate Industries, Munihire and DE Plant has seen us shortlisted in the Highway England Awards. The awards recognises and celebrates excellence in safety, customer and delivery.  Our VT Banksman Autobraking product has been nominated in the Chairman’s Award: Excellence in Safety.  We are extremely excited about the nomination and it’s great to see collaborations with our customers to drive innovation in safety is being recognised.  Everyone involved has an infectious passion and drive for ensuring everyone goes home safe after their shift, so fingers crossed for March.

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