Posted on 24th Apr, 2012 by Jonathan Peach
By detecting obstacles behind you and in front of you, reversing sensors aid your manoeuvrability both behind and in front of you, ensuring that no vehicle damage or accidents involving pedestrians take place.
The ultrasonic proximity sensor technology will emit sound waves behind your car, which bounce off obstacles and back on to your sensor.
The remaining distance is the time taken for the sound waves to bounce and return from obstructions behind your car.
Reversing sensors can range from the traditional reversing sensors, with an audible alert, or more advanced systems, with a combined display and audio feedback, individual adhesive reversing sensors, bumper mounted strips and reversing cameras.
If you are unsure as to which reversing sensors to invest in, browse the Vision Techniques website.
Benefits of reverse sensors
Aside from the many obvious safety benefits, there are huge money savings to be made with reverse sensors and reversing camera systems. Preventing just one accident a reversing sensor will pay for itself.
Vehicle damage and insurance costs costs can make an accident an expensive business.
Any insurance costs will impact the next year’s renewal fees. Reversing sensors and camera allow you to reverse with confidence without having to worry about potential damages.
Fitting of reverse sensors
Some reversing sensors are extremely easy to install yourself with only a two-wire connection. Some, however, are complicated and can only be installed by a qualified engineer.