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Vision Techniques strengthen southern service offer

Posted on 15th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are please to announce our further expansion plans by strengthening their southern support services network. Together with industry specialist Munihire we unveil our plans to add a purpose-built service centre in Horsham, Surrey.

Steve Hurd VT’s MD shares his expansion plans “We have a historically strong partnership with the team at Munihire. They are leaders in their field and have been at the forefront of safety for many years. Over the years our collaboration with Munihire has resulted in numerous awards, most recently the Chairman’s Awards for Excellence in Safety at the Highways England award. Our new plans are a natural progression for this partnership to strengthen our coverage in the south.

The company’s alliance will provide the southern region with a state-of-the-art workshop with the latest diagnostic equipment and manufacture trained technicians will carry out the installations and repairs of Vision Techniques innovative vehicle safety systems.

Lawrence Webster Munihire’s Operations Director commented “Service and maintenance are key priorities for us, all our vehicles meet the highest safety standards, our workshop caters for the full spectrum of vehicles specialising in road sweeper repairs. Our technicians have been working with VT products for many years and makes sense for us to work in partnership with Vision Techniques”

The new service centre will provide installation, service and repairs for vehicles within the waste, highways and construction sectors across the southern region by a team of qualified engineers. For more information call 01254 679 717

Key challenges facing the haulage industry in 2019

Posted on 2nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Advancements in vehicle safety technology and vehicle safety products in recent years have resulted in great strides forward for the haulage industry. However, modern fleet managers still face a number of significant challenges to their business, ranging from efficiency and economics concerns to crucial safety issues. The good news, though, is that there are several measures they can take to mitigate these issues – we’ve listed some of the key ones below!

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Which vehicle safety technology should you prioritise for your fleet?

Posted on 2nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Safety is one of the single most important operational considerations for fleet managers, and it’s an area which has seen substantial innovation in the past few years – not least from our own engineers here at Vision Techniques! But with such a wide range of vehicle safety products on the market today, it can be difficult to know which ones to prioritise. Below are our recommendations for the technology to prioritise for your own commercial fleet, along with a short explanation for each of exactly what makes them quite so useful.

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STOPSAFE emergency braking system gets approval from the VCA

Posted on 24th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Stopsafe gets approval from VCA

Exciting news this morning!!! We are proud to announce that after a long period of development and consultation with the VCA our emergency vehicle braking system STOPSAFE has received accreditation.

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6 key benefits of telematics systems for businesses

Posted on 20th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Telematics systems are becoming the lifeblood of commercial vehicle operations often employed in tandem with a whole host of vehicle safety products. In fact, many of our vehicle safety products here at Vision Techniques fit squarely into the category of telematics, which makes it a major focus of so many of our customers. If your fleet isn’t yet fitted with some form of telematics technology, you could be missing a trick – here are just a few of the key ways you could be benefitting!

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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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There’s a new team in town

Posted on 16th May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

We are excited to announce some new additions to the VT service team.
These guys are responsible for organising the installation of your shiny new kit to your vehicles. So, when you need to know when your kit is being fitted these are the people on the other end of the phone.

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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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