The next evolution in cyclist detection systems, VT TurnAware is a camera and monitor system that can detect approaching dangers.
Developed specifically for when drivers need to make left or right turns, this blind spot camera system uses light and motion sensors to detect cyclists and even pedestrians moving towards the vehicle and will warn the driver of their approach.
Trying to prevent accidents involving left turns with cyclists and vulnerable road users requires an effective way of detecing any approaching hazard before the driver makes any dangerous manoevure. Systems like side mounted ultrasonic sensors oten detect road furniture by mistake and produce false alarms, annoying the driver and effectively nullifying any true detection of an approaching danger.
Our video analytics detection hardware ‘VT TurnAware’ solves this problem by using light, speed and movement sensors to determine whether a hazard is approaching the vehicle, recognising and ignoring any other objects moving away from the vehicle.
The driver is then warned with an audible alarm from the monitor and any movement is highlighted on the screen in a green border. The TurnAware system will also integrate with any DVR system so that detected objects trigger a tagged recording for later review.
When stopped at a crossing or at traffic lights the system is designed to prevent accidents with cyclists aproaching blind spots that the driver cannot see.