Posted on 20th Mar, 2013 by Jonathan Peach
Appropriately named VT ‘Overview’, the new 360° vehicle camera system is an entirely new concept, designed to give drivers total vision around large vehicles such as buses and trucks.
The system has been hailed by experts as the most comprehensive ‘overview’ any driver can have for the safe manoeuvring of a vehicle.
Designed for slow speed truck or bus manoeuvring in any direction, the vehicle camera system uses four cameras. The pictures are stitched together to create one complete image as if viewed from above, giving the driver 360º vision around the vehicle from just a single screen.
With one colour screen showing all the information a driver requires, less effort is needed for them to be aware of their surroundings.
Andy Kendle, of Vision Techniques, said: “Amazingly, VT ‘Overview’ will also pre-warn the driver if a car, cyclist or pedestrian enters a danger blind spot on either side of the vehicle.
“An alarm will prompt the driver to check the high definition picture to see the danger.”
Ideal for vehicles working in built-up areas, VT ‘Overview’ is perfect for vehicles used for high street delivery, operating in congested traffic or on bus routes when lane changes and turning are necessary.
Andy said: “VT ‘Overview’ utilises the very latest technology to maximise safety for vehicle operators, ensuring a clear view and preventing potential accidents and incidents.
“It is the most comprehensive ‘overview’ any driver can have for the safe manoeuvring of their vehicles.”
VT ‘Overview’ cameras are suitable for both in the day and at night using infrared technology and are waterproof.
Oxford City Council plans to trial the system with its refuse trucks.