CEMEX UK is working with Exeros to trial new ultra-sonic and heat sensors which could be the next generation of road safety sensors on our trucks.
Currently most sensors fitted to HGV trucks are redeveloped reversing sensors using a coned sonar beam. The problem is that they detect any object within its range including lamp posts, fencing etc. as well as vulnerable road users such as cyclists.
The new system will detect the vulnerable road users and ignore the rest using heat detection and targeting system, with a Skeye view (360 degrees) of the vehicle.
The new system is currently being fitted to one of the London readymix trucks to evaluate. Watch this space for further developments.