Eliminating the risk of rollaway accidents
VT BRAKESAFE is our fail-safe automatic braking system that instantly applies the vehicle park brake if it is not applied by the driver should they exit the cab, removing the risk of a vehicle rollaway.
Why VT Brakesafe?
Imagine the driver is tired, in a rush, or maybe they think they’ve applied the handbrake when if fact they have not, with VT BRAKESAFE you can remove the risk of human error.
It’s not worth imagining this scenario of a rollaway vehicle, an incident of this type can happen on the slightest incline, with the risk of damage to the vehicle itself, other vehicles, property, buildings or surroundings and the possibility of injury is dramatically increased with this type of incident.
The true number of rollaway incidents which happen each year is unknown as many incidents remain unreported; out of the 72 incidents reported under RIDDOR which qualified as a rollaway 8 resulted in fatalities.
VT BRAKESAFE completely takes away any risk of a rollaway incident. Protecting your assets, the surroundings and even more importantly employees and members of the public. Giving you complete peace of mind.
The system has been developed in house, is totally unique to Vision Techniques, we are the only company in the UK to offer this aftermarket solution. VT BRAKESAFE has received approval from the VCA and recognised by industry leaders for its innovation. Winner of the Innovation Award at Motor Transport Award 2016, Best New Product at the Commercial Fleet Award and Best innovation at the TIP-Ex and TANK-EX awards.
See how Flogas are using VT BRAKESAFE across their fleet – Case study
How it works
VT BRAKESAFE is completely autonomous. The driver doesn’t have to press, look or interact with the safety system at all when driving.
However, if the driver were to forget to apply the park brake and exit the cab, the system will automatically take control. It will give an audible alert message to the driver and applies the park brake – even if the ignition is off – eliminating any risk of vehicle rollaway.
VT BRAKESAFE receives data from a variety of inputs to ensure the parking brake is engaged when it should be engaged. Should an activation take place the system can be reset via the drivers’ reset button. These activations can be recorded and reviewed when used in conjunction with our one of our DVR’s
A simple but extremely effective safety system.
Features and Benefits
- Eliminates the risk of runaway incidents
- Instantly applies the vehicle park brake if not done manually
- No need for driver interaction
- Operates even with ignition off
- Audible warning alarm
- Actively monitors the vehicle air pressure
- Safeguards your company
- Approved by the VCA
- Patent pending
- Unique to Vision Techniques
- Up to 60-month warranty available
With the arrival of VT BRAKESAFE we have found a robust and cost-effective way to apply this protection”.Stephen Moir - Flogas