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Trustseal Ltd Road Sweeper Auto Braking Proximity Revering System – COMPLETED!

March 25th, 2021 Comments off

With the Auto Brake System now installed, tested & signed off – its customer collection time.

With a little training for the Sweeper driver and a practice reverse (as per the video) off he & the Sweeper goes back to work.

See the video demo here –

Thank you for the order Trustseal & Rob Horne Horne (Technical Manager) , Now just got to book in the next one 😁

To review the aide auto’s Commercial Vehicle Auto Braking Safety System …..
Call aide automotive to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System.

aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

Truck Auto Braking Proximity Reversing Safety System

March 11th, 2021 Comments off

HGV Auto Braking Proximity Revering System Install On Trustseal Ltd Road Sweeper – Day 3 !

With the Auto Brake System now installed – We can carry out some formal testing.

With the reverse radar only (we can add forward & side sensors) the system is designed to review the rear of the vehicle, monitoring obstacles up to 1.5 metres away. An In Cab Warning Display for the driver alerts as the vehicle gets closer to any obstacles, with the brakes being automatically applied to stop the vehicle before IMPACT! (In this case a traffic cone). Also, the vehicle will be passing through obstacles left & right of the vehicle, this is test the accuracy of the radar and not to incorrectly apply the brakes.

Result – PASSED!

Final test & sign off in the next few days.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System.

aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

HGV Auto Braking Proximity Revering System

March 2nd, 2021 Comments off

HGV Auto Braking Proximity Revering System Install On Trustseal Ltd Road Sweeper – Day 2 !

With repairs completed to the Radar Mounting area, the Radar and vehicle programming are well underway.

Once completed the system will be under test & approval.

Coming towards the end of the install, we will hope to have some sample videos of the system under final test.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System.

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

Truck Proximity Reversing Safety
Protect Vehicles & Humans While Truck Reversing With Back Stop

HGV Road Sweeper Proximity Reversing Auto Braking System

February 22nd, 2021 Comments off

New Order & Customer On Board this week !

We will be working with @Trustseal to install a Back Stop Auto Braking System on the Trustseal Road sweeper.

This is the start of a Media Diary to see how the project progresses and completion to customer.

BackStop Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide for commercial & mobile plant vehicles.

The BackStop system is an attractive product for transport managers to prevent reversing incidents & vehicle damage.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents. One incident in 2011 when an employee received crush injuries cost the UK transport operator a total of £15,000 in fines and costs.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

aide automotive are working with Trustseal to install a Back Stop Auto Braking System on the Road sweeper

HGV Blind Spot Lens Customer Feedback!

October 13th, 2020 Comments off

We have some customer feedback!!

Stephen Jordan recently purchased a Fresnel Lens Blind Spot Mirror from aide automotive, Stephen kindly responded to our courtesy email asking for in situate product pics! See below the Lens with an array of blind spot mirrors on Stephens HGV, we have circulated the Fresnel Lens but as you can see the need for many views for the off side blind spot is crucial to see pedestrians & Cyclists. All customers who purchase a product have the chance to send in a product picture to enter into a End Of Year Prize Draw! Buy now A Blind Spot HGV Fresnel Lens here

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer EBS Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More  HGV Siphon

HGV Trailer Roll Over Accidents

March 12th, 2020 Comments off

ISOCheck Monitors A Trailer EBS To Prevent Roll Over


ISOCheck Prevents Trailer Rollover!!

Truck & Bus Email Focus On Time This Week. Truck Body Components is this weeks feature, aide automotive feature again….

ISOCheck can be used as a constant visual aide on any truck and trailer, especially for double decker or car transporter trailers.

Double decker trailers with a defective EBS system would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife.

With ISOCheck in place a driver or depot gateman would be able to see the RED warning light. ISOCheck EBS tests the ISO Socket 7638 Pins 1 to 5 but also tests Pins 6 & 7,”the EBS CAN lines”. ISOCheck is compatible with all electronic braking systems, Wabco, Knorr Bremse and Haldex,

Contact aide automotive for prices / information

0115 8456471

info@aideautomotive.com

ISOCheck Monitors A Trailer EBS To Prevent Roll Over

Double decker trailers with a defective EBS system would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife

Truck Hand Brake Alarm

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

Fatal Coupling Incident Prompts HSE Warning

The HSE has urged drivers and operators to take steps to prevent truck runaway incidents when coupling and uncoupling trailers.

The warning follows the case at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 24 May when driver Anthony Steven Smith, of Porthcawl, was given a 12-week suspended prison sentence and a 12-month driving ban after admitting causing death by careless driving and a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
The case resulted from an incident when Smith was delivering materials to a roadwork site on the A21 in Kent. While coupling the tractor unit to a trailer, it rolled backwards into another vehicle, crushing 20-year-old road worker Dale Pentney and causing fatal head injuries.
A joint investigation by Kent Police and the HSE found that Smith failed to apply the parking brake of the tractor before he left it and that he also failed to follow recognised industry coupling procedures.
An HSE spokesman said: “This was a tragic and avoidable accident and HSE’s sympathies are extended to the Pentney family. Sadly, it shows how dangerous situations can develop quickly.
“These coupling and uncoupling incidents – known as ‘runaways’ or ‘rollaways’ – are all too common.
“Many vehicles are fitted with visual and audible parking brake warning alarms, and if they are not fitted, hauliers should consider retrofitting them to their tractor units as the HSE considers it reasonably practicable to do so. These alarms must never be ignored.
“Drivers must ensure they correctly apply the tractor unit parking brake before exiting the cab and then follow safe decoupling and coupling procedures.”
aide automotive offer a unique range of products providing the greatest level of protection available in helping to prevent roll away accidents caused by failure to apply the park brake (Handbrake).
Features
Audible warning: on attempt to exit if the park brake is not applied
Distinctive warning – avoids confusion
Handbrake silence: once activated can only be silenced by applying the park brake
Ease of fitting
Warning decal: reminds driver to apply park brake and instructs how to silence warning
All vehicles: fits all modern vehicles. Uniformity of fleet
aide automotive can be contacted via email info@aideautomotive.com or by phone – 0115 8456471

Trucks Need Mirrors For London

February 9th, 2016 Comments off

Lorries Face Ban Over New Cycle Safety Measures

London has become the first city in Britain to fine the drivers of HGVs not fitted with equipment like mirrors to protect cyclists.

From the 1st of September all lorries over 3.5 tons in the capital must now be fitted with guards at the side to help prevent cyclists being dragged under wheels in the event of an accident.

They must also have a special type of mirror that helps the driver see those riding bicycles or on foot.

Any that do not have the equipment fitted with the safety equipment may be issued with a £50 fixed penalty notice and operators could face a maximum fine of £1,000 at a Magistrates’ court.

The new rules for lorries will operate 24 hours a day and cover every road in the capital except motorways.

Most HGVs are already required to fit side guards, but lorries involved in the construction industry have been exempt from that requirement. Similarly, while new lorries must have extended view mirrors fitted, older HGVs have been exempt.

A Hi Vu Commercial Vehicle Fresnel lens press-fits inside the truck’s passenger side window, like a mirror, Hi Vu affords the driver a normal, (through the window) view of what’s close to his cab, not a reversed or inverted mirror image. That means the driver will assimilate any danger much faster and react far more quickly.

Due to a blind spot, drivers of trucks cannot see smaller vehicles or other vulnerable road users which are immediately next to the passenger side door of their HGV. These unseen road users can be hit if the truck changes lane in their direction.

For the low price of £9.99 + vat, a Truck Or Bus Fresnel Mirror Lens is an ideal addition to a HGV to the required guards and mirrors.

aide automotive can be contacted via email info@aideautomotive.com or by phone – 0115 8456471

 

truck mirror for cyclist view

Fresnel Lens is a clear, thin, flat plastic lens that is press fitted to a truck’s passenger door

Blind Spot Mirror For Trucks Is a Fresnel Lens

January 28th, 2016 Comments off

Truck HGV Blind Spot Lens

A Hi Vu Fresnel lens press-fits inside the truck’s passenger side window and is held firmly in place by its own ‘peel-back’ self-adhesive.

The Fresnel lens provides an extra downwards view for the HGV driver so that at a glance he can see any vulnerable road user that might be hidden in the mirror blind spot, alongside his passenger door.

Unlike a mirror, Hi Vu affords the driver a normal, (through the window) view of what’s close to his cab, not a reversed or inverted mirror image. That means the driver will assimilate any danger much faster and react far more quickly.

Due to a blind spot, drivers of trucks cannot see smaller vehicles or other vulnerable road users which are immediately next to the passenger side door of their HGV. These unseen road users can be hit if the truck changes lane in their direction.

DVSA says, “Even the latest HGVs with a full complement of six mirrors, in compliance with the latest EU directive, still have blind spots to the passenger side which are large enough to hide a family saloon car. The solution is to fit a special Fresnel lens.”
VOSA has conducted trials which have proven that by fitting Fresnel lenses to vehicles, both the frequency and the severity of “sideswipe” accidents is reduced.

Truck Mirror Lens Benefits

Multi-Vehicle Use – Trucks, Vans, Bus, Coach, RVs (Recreational Vehicle), SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicle) and Hatch-Backs.
Low Profile, Smallest Footprint Lens, No Window Obscurity
The Only ‘Peel Back’ Self-Adhesive Fresnel Lens available
Multi-Positional Lens Fits All Vehicle Types (LHD & RHD)
Easy to install in seconds
Strong Adhesive surround ensures the lens will not easily peel off when passing through the doors rubber weather seal

aide automotive can be contacted via email info@aideautomotive.com or by phone – 0115 8456471

 

Truck Blind Spot Lens Receives Excellent Feedback

Fresnel lenses are now accepted by Transport for London

Truck Fresnel Mirror Lens

July 6th, 2015 Comments off

Truck Fresnel Lens

Blind Spot Lens Receives Excellent Feedback

Due to a blind spot, drivers of trucks cannot see smaller vehicles or other vulnerable road users which are immediately next to the passenger side door of their HGV. These unseen road users can be hit if the truck changes lane in their direction.

DVSA says, “Even the latest HGVs with a full complement of six mirrors, in compliance with the latest EU directive, still have blind spots to the passenger side which are large enough to hide a family saloon car. The solution is to fit a special Fresnel lens.”

Fresnel lenses are now accepted as a very important visual safety aid for HGV drivers and so organisations such as Transport for London and Crossrail insist that trucks are fitted with lenses before being allowed to undertake transportation work on busy urban roads.

A recent customer stated “Great item, the Lens is as described, thanks for fast postage!”.

Another customer past comment with “Very pleased with the Truck Fresnel Lens, happy to purchase further products. Many thanks!”

Find out more about the Truck Fresnel Lens from aide automotive by calling our sales team on 0115 8456471

 

Truck Blind Spot Lens Receives Excellent Feedback

Fresnel lenses are now accepted by Transport for London