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Speed limiting technology to become mandatory in the UK

Posted on 29th Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

road speeding

You probably don’t need us to tell you that road safety is a massive ongoing issue, not just for us here in the UK, but globally. Recently, the European Commission has taken one of their biggest significant steps recently to try and cut down on road deaths; introducing speed limiting technology for every member state (which, at the moment, includes the UK). So, what’s happening, and how is it going to help?

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A quick guide to the Direct Vision Standard

Posted on 27th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

daily hgv checks

If you’re a HGV driver or fleet operator, you may well already be familiar with the term Direct Vision. Basically, Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) asses and rates how much a driver can see directly from their HGV cab in relation to other road users.

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The true size of HGV blind spots

Posted on 27th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

rear of hgv

It’s fair to say that other road users can underestimate just how difficult driving can be for HGV drivers. One of our recent posts discussed Direct Vision, (link) and why it’s so important. This blog follows neatly on from that, as we discuss the blind spots associated with driving these types of vehicles and why so many drivers and fleet operators find our products so useful.

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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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A brief evolution of road safety technology

Posted on 28th Jan, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

We’re at the start of a brand new year, ready to see what the next twelve months brings in new innovations and developments in the road safety and commercial vehicle technologies. As we prepare ourselves, we thought it was worth taking a quick look back through the decades at the milestones that have led us up to this point, and the world’s most influential safety inventions over the years.

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How to better protect your fleet in wet weather this winter

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry in rain and high winds

Though we’re apparently unlikely to have a white Christmas this year, the winter weather can still create plenty of concern for HGV drivers and fleet managers, especially those in the municipal industry. HGVs are amongst the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, which means the slippery conditions can quickly create problems, both for other road users and the drivers themselves. Thankfully, we’ve got several options amongst our range of vehicle safety products that have a proven track record of making life easier for drivers and fleet managers, offering increased physical safety and legal protection.

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Our top products to enhance the safety of your municipal fleet

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

municipal fleet

While safety concerns tend to be applicable to HGVs across a wide range of industries, some are particularly acute within the municipal sector. Vehicles often have to maneuver within enclosed spaces, children out playing, and cyclists all pose safety concerns for drivers and fleet managers.Here at Vision Techniques, we’ve been dedicated to saving lives since 1988, and over the years we’ve developed a number of specialist products designed to alleviate concerns for drivers and fleet managers, helping eliminate the risk of accidents or serious injury in the course of their working day.

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The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is not as road-safe as it could be

Posted on 30th Nov, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

coca cola truck

You know it’s finally Christmas when the the Coca-Cola Christmas truck makes its official appearance on our screens. Sponsored by one of the world’s biggest global brands and deployed by the ultimate logistics manager – the venerable Santa Claus – the truck travels thousands of miles every year, delivering holiday cheer to families up and down the country. (And Coke, it also delivers Coke.)

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Vision Techniques certified in Australasia

Posted on 29th Oct, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

The range of safety systems offered by Vision Techniques have been given certification to be installed to vehicles in Australasia, with LSM Technologies being the safety company’s partner for distribution in Australasia.

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