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Reversing sensors are becoming an integral part of vehicle safety throughout Britain

Posted on 10th Jul, 2012 by Jonathan Peach

Ever changing technology in Britain is has brought the next level of vehicle safety to modern vehicles.

Reversing sensors, which detect objects that you could reverse into before a collision, are more popular than you might think.

In addition to the hundreds of reversing sensors with reversing alarms fitted to heavy duty vehicles, many individual car drivers also use reversing sensors to park the vehicles.

With a proximity sensor, drivers can park their vehicles quickly and safely. Before investing in your proximity reversing sensor, you should know that electromagnetic proximity reversing sensors are more costly than ultrasonic sensors, but require less maintenance.

It is important to consider where your reversing proximity sensor will fit onto your vehicle before investing. For example, you can place reversing sensors on the registration plate, reversing lamp or in your car boot.

Reversing sensors trigger reversing alarms so you should notice before you hit an object. However, it is useful to have a reversing camera fitted as well to have 100 per cent clear vision.

You may also need a specific model, so choose a proximity sensor and reversing alarms most suited to your vehicle.

An ultrasonic reversing sensor uses waves to detect obstacles surrounding your vehicle. Conversely, an electromagnetic reversing sensor generates an electromagnetic field detecting obstructions to your vehicle.

The advantage of electromagnetic reversing sensors is you do not need to drill holes in your vehicle, and are able to slot easily into your car boot.

Maintaining a proximity reversing sensor is relatively easy. There isn’t any routine maintenance needed except to check for filth, frost and snow throughout the year, cleaning it with a cloth.

For more information on reversing sensors, visit the product pages.