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Will self-driving technology ever be viable for HGVs?

Posted on 19th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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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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How can dashcams and vehicle cameras affect insurance?

Posted on 14th May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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We’ve covered the steady rise of dashcams before on our blog, and how they’re being increasingly used by everyone from private motorists to larger commercial vehicles. There’s no question that they’re becoming a more popular type of vehicle camera than ever before; their practical advantages are clear when it comes to proving liability in court, saving drivers and fleet managers a lot of time, money and hassle.

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Vision Techniques announce further growth with acquisition of global telematics company

Posted on 2nd May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Telematics deal

Vision Techniques launch next generation fleet management platform with VT FMS.
The deal brings together innovators in vehicle safety systems Vision Techniques and leaders in global telematics Geotelematic Ltd. The acquisition combines the knowledge of fleet management and processing connected data with Vision Techniques innovation of vehicle safety.  The merging of these two industry leaders is due to set a new standard in safety and vehicle performance.

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A quick guide to smart motorways

Posted on 29th Apr, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

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Smart motorways are making the news more and more frequently in recent years, so it’s easy to forget that they’ve actually been around for well over a decade; the first one was opened all the way back in 2006, which means there’s a good chance you’ve driven on one already. The idea behind their inception is to ease congestion and traffic on the roads, helping to ease up on some of Britain’s heaviest chokepoints – good news for HGV drivers and fleet managers!

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Speed limiting technology to become mandatory in the UK

Posted on 29th Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

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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

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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

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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

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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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