The Eagle Eye Object Detection system from TST (Transportation Safety Technologies,) is now available in two new versions, one for fleets that want a truck or tractor-only system to provide right-side object detection during lane change maneuvers, and a trailer-only version designed to help reduce backing accidents.
“Some fleets see more value in the right-side detection, while others realize more benefit in reducing the chance of backing accidents,” explained Michael P. Coyle, TST president. “This is a very economical way for trucking companies to reduce their accidents.”
The system for right-side objection detection is called the Sidekick. It consists of one tractor-mounted sensor and one in-cab display unit. The lighted and audible alert system is only activated when the turn signal is in use. According to Coyle, it is an excellent starter system because additional sensors (side and rear sensors along with a dash display) can be added later.
For trailers, TST debuted a new Trailer Alert Display that makes use of sonar sensors on the rear of the trailer. Two configurations are available: one that focuses on low objects like docks and one that focuses on higher objects like roof overhangs or doors. A digital display showing closing distance to the obstacle (measured in feet) is mounted on the rear of the trailer so drivers can see it in the rearview mirror. The display adjusts automatically for night or daytime viewing.
The complete Eagle Eye object detection system is available with up to seven sensors that can be placed anywhere around the truck and/or trailer. TST is also developing a front-end Doppler system intended to give drivers 360-deg. warning coverage.
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