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Bus & Coach DASH Cameras

March 29th, 2018 Comments off

Salmonds DASH Cam Repeat Business Totals 15 Cameras

Salmond’s provides Coach Hire for all occasions, located in central Scotland and primarily provide coach hire in West Lothian, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the rest of the UK.

With a modern and flexible fleet of coaches. Salmonds also have many wheelchair accessible vehicles, with the whole fleet maintained to the highest standards.

With over 15 DASH Cams purchased from aide automotive, Salmond Coaches believe a Dash Cam is a valuable aide to a vehicles security and efficiency.
T90 – 1CH DASH CAMERA – unmatched video quality, the T90 Dash Camera with 1CH Built-in GPS & uses the very latest Sony Sensor technology. This little camera packs a punch with the Sony IMX 322 Sensor intergrated Smart Power Control for parking mode, so even easier installation, which is sure to worry other well know brands of dash cameras out there.

The T90 dash camera offers the following features:

  • Wifi enabled, for connecting to your smart phone – Apple & Android
  • Unit comes with a 16 gig sd card, but can take up to a massive 512 GB!
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080p (30fps)
  • Sony IMX 322 Sensor
  • Built In Low Voltage Cut Off Function
  • Built In Dual Band GPS ( GPS + Glonass)
  • 21 Language support
  • Multi booting System – ACC-On-Off
  • AE (Auto Exposure)
  • Dual OS – Android&IOS – PC Viewer: Windows & Mac
Commercial Vehicle Incident Camera

Coach Company Salmonds DASH Cam Repeat Business Totals 15 Cameras

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

BackStop Trailer & Truck Reversing System

October 16th, 2015 Comments off

Emergency Braking In HGVs Approaching

From November 1 this year, EU legislation will mandate the fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems on most newly registered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes.

Standard-fit AEB systems are currently available on nearly 11 per cent of new cars, and offered as an option on a further 18.5 per cent. According to Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, AEB is already leading to a 38 per cent reduction in real-world rear-end crashes and proving to be the key to gaining the coveted NCAP 5 star safety rating.

Current AEB technology on some commercial vehicles exceeds the vehicle to vehicle avoidance performance of even the most advanced car systems, although cars are still capable of a much broader spectrum of avoidance scenarios including collisions with pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

aide automotive market and promote the BackStop Auto Braking Reversing System, offered is a number of rear sensor hardware solutions, Back Stop can be retro fitted to all types of Heavy goods vehicles.

Radar, autosonic or touch sensitive bumpers can be installed with a auto braking feature to prevent vehicle or human injury!

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the Truck & Trailer Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System.

 

Truck Anti Reversing Crash System Back Stop

Brand new Ferrari gets backed over by a delivery truck.

Commercial Vehicle Reversing Systems

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Truck & Trailer Reversing Alarms

Expert Says All Commercial Vehicles Should Be Equipped with Reversing Protection

Christopher Hanson-Abbot, recently awarded an OBE for his services for vehicle road safety, believes the mandatory fitment of reverse warning systems will reduce fatalities.

Nearly a quarter of all work vehicle-related deaths occur during reversing according to current statistics, and although a large majority of vehicles are fitted with reverse warning equipment, regulations still do not make this mandatory.

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.

Tip Trailer Services have been fined £500,000 plus £56,938 costs after an employee suffered horrific injuries when she was crushed between a trailer and a truck, although a reversing system would have not prevented this incident, the resulting fine shows what reversing incidents could cost a company.

aide automotives Back-Stop commercial vehicle reversing systems key features are that it alerts the driver when a person or object is detected within its 3M range and then the reversing system makes a controlled brake application relative to vehicle speed. This prevents aggressive braking when only moving at low speeds but still arrests the vehicle within 0.4 of a second.

To review how BackStop Auto Braking Reversing Systems could help your vehicles, contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or click on Reversing Radar System to read more and enquire.

Reversing Auto Braking System

Refuse Collection Vehicle Reversing System

Windscreen Truck Anti Ice System

February 9th, 2015 Comments off

Anti Freeze Truck Windscreen System

aide automotive Can Now Supply & Install A Heated Wind Screen System For Winter

aide automotive are pleased to release the Heat Shot Anti Freeze Windscreen system to our product range.

Heat Shot is a proven performer in some of the world’s most extreme conditions.

Windscreen Truck Anti Ice System, Heat Shot, clears windscreens so quickly you can expect almost zero idling time wasting precious fuel. So expect lower emissions and impressive fuel savings. Less idling means reduced engine wear and lower repair costs.

Heat Shot isn’t simply about saving time. It’s about saving lives and fuel. Faster, clearer vision for all domestic and commercial drivers improves motoring safety. Dramatically reduced idling time for screen clearing also delivers greater operating efficiency and fuel savings.

At -18°C, Heat Shot can clear a windscreen in minutes and during summer months can clear bugs, grime and debris in seconds. The reduction in glare means drivers can drive with maximum windscreen visibility in all conditions when they need it most. It means greater operational efficiency for businesses. It saves money and potentially saves lives.

aide automotive offer an on site installation service, installing at your convenience to avoid down time, Heat Shot the Heated Wind Screen System For Winter can be installed and ready to go for the winter.

To learn further about a Antifreeze Windscreen System for your Truck, Bus/Coach, Van Or Car contact aide automotive ltd on 0115 8456471

 

Truck Antifreeze Windscreen System “Heat Shot

Heat Shot a windscreen can be clear in a very short period of time before setting off.

Crash For Cash Prevention Camera

January 21st, 2015 Comments off

Crash for Cash Incidents Increasing By 50% Over The Past Year

With reports of crash for cash incidents increasing by 50% over the past year, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning at-work drivers to watch out for crash for cash scammers.

Don Armour, FTA manager of fleet information, said: “Regretfully it is becoming more essential for freight operators to rely on security equipment and devices to defend their position in court, and ensure security of their drivers.

“These ‘crash for cash’ incidents are yet another obstacle for professional drivers to contend with in their day to day work, but security equipment is another tool in their armoury to combat this sort of criminality.”

The Freight Transport Association has warned professional drivers to be on the lookout for ‘crash for cash’ fraud – in which accidents are deliberately caused in order to file compensation for whiplash – following recent press reports that incidents have increased by almost half over the past year.

FTA highlights motor insurer reports which suggested that 865 dishonest claims are being made every week, worth £10.4 million – but says the impact of ‘crash for cash’ is likely to be lessened by the proliferation of in-vehicle cameras.

aide automotive offer a range on On Board Camera’s to help with this insurance scam, designed for commercial vehicles such as Trucks, Buses, Coaches and Refuge Vehicles. On Board Cameras can be installed in any vehicle, 12 or 24 volt.
See the product range by clicking on On Board Camera’s
Driver Recorder for Truck, Bus, Van Or Car

In Cab Driver Recorder

Truck Camera

December 11th, 2014 Comments off

Truck Camera Defends Against Road Rage

On Board camera technology is becoming an tool for road using companies to combat many circumstances that happen on UK roads every day.

Truck operating companies are often seen to be to the guilty party, with no evidence the blame is usually laid with the truck, but with a witness camera the blame can esaily be proved.

A recent incident caught on a witness camera is as follows, a motorist swerves into the path of a lorry in a bizarre road rage incident. The Ford Fiesta driver almost causes a pile-up on a busy dual carriage after driving right in front of the HGV and opening his door just before the two vehicles collide. He then jumps from his car and starts remonstrating with the innocent lorry driver while standing on the fast lane of the dual carriageway.

Thousands of these road rage incidents happen every day in Britain – often resulting in disputed insurance claims where each driver blames the other.

Without an On Board Camera, it would be just be a case of one driver’s word against another – with a messy insurance claim dragging on for months with no clear blame established.With the Witness Camera, it is clear from outset that the Fiesta driver is clearly to blame.

Having a Dash Incident Camera installed in a vehicle would tell the story of a road traffic accident. Continually recording forward views a on board camera will be date and time stamped. “Seeing is Believing” is aide automotive’s moto!!
Contact aide automotive to review camera options for your truck fleet. Call 0115 8456471 or click on Incident Camera.

 

Help With A Crash Camera For Trucks

Incident Camera for Trucks & Vans

On Board Incident Cameras

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

Here What Camera Users Say about Witness Cameras!

aide automotive offer a variety of incident or Driver Incident Cameras for commercial vehicles.

In a recent feature on the Commercial Motor website, read what some users said.

Case study: Massey Wilcox
Massey Wilcox has installed Driver Incident cameras across its 60-vehicle fleet over the past nine months, costing £180 each. “It’s solely to have evidence if there’s an accident, helping us prove innocence or guilt,” explains MD Robert Wilcox. He believes most sensible hauliers will eventually install them because of insurance considerations.

His company recently avoided a potentially expensive whiplash claim after one of its cameras showed how a motorist cut across the front of the driver on a roundabout. He says cameras also help highlight when drivers are in the wrong, so they can learn from their mistakes.

Case study: DHL Supply Chain

Tim Slater, MD, Transport UK and Ireland at DHL Supply Chain, says the company has more than 4,000 forward-facing cameras installed across its fleet, which is one of the key elements of its transport strategy.

He says: “By installing cameras, we aim to make our vehicles the safest and most efficient on the road. The cameras protect our drivers and assets by allowing us to understand the circumstances of an incident, and have had a positive effect on driver behaviour both behind the wheel and as a training tool. We believe that all collisions and incidents are preventable and using initiatives such as forward-facing cameras helps us to reduce these significantly.”

To review how a MI Witness Camera can help your fleet, contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email shoponline@aideautomotive.com

Driver Recorder for Truck, Bus, Van Or Car

In Cab Driver Recorder

Crash Camera

April 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Crash Camera

aide automotive are now an official distributor of the Smart Witness Camera product range.

In a recent press release the effectiveness of a camera is explained below.

When two cars collided in a city centre resulting in a £5,000 insurance claim being easily settled.

A silver Skoda Fabia drives straight into a Volkswagen Tiguan – shunting it 90 degrees to the side at a junction in Glasgow.

Police arrived at the accident scene and when told about the SmartWitness in-car camera requested that a copy of the video recording be produced as evidence.

When they saw the vehicle CCTV they used it as evidence to prove the Skoda driver was at-fault.

The Skoda driver, a Russian national who was fully insured, was subsequently prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

John Brown, a former IT business analyst, was thankful he had invested in the On Board Camera – and had irrefutable proof of who was to blame.

He said: “Obviously I knew that I had done nothing wrong but it was good to view the footage later and see that I had been driving responsibly, within the speed limit and could be seen clearly going through a green light.”

“The other driver hit me at between 20mph and 25mph miles an hour. It was a quite a big impact because my VW was shunted around by 90-degrees.”

The damage to John’s car was extensive and cost an estimated £5,000 to repair.

The wheel arch, sill and a rear door were badly damaged and one of the tyres needed to be replaced.

There was further damage to the rear suspension and tracking, taking the car was off the road for four weeks.

He said: “I was driving up Hope Street in central Glasgow, one of the main routes through the city centre. I went through a green light where Hope Street meets Cowcaddens Road (a T-junction) when the Skoda came from nowhere and crashed straight into me.

“Thankfully the other driver was co-operative and admitted at the scene that he had been at fault.

“A taxi driver following the Skoda saw what had happened and agreed to be a witness.

“Nevertheless, the police were called and when I told them I had a Incident Camera they immediately requested a copy of the footage so that it could be added as evidence to the charges they would be bringing against the other driver.

“A few days later, when they reviewed the footage they said it was clearly proof of careless driving.”

Brown said that he was relieved he had invested in the SmartWitness camera.

He said: “The footage caught on the camera was excellent. The images were clear and showed exactly who was to blame.”

“It gives you real peace of mind as a motorist to know it is there and if there is an accident you will have clear proof of exactly what happened.”

“Ironically, accident cameras are very popular in Russia where the other driver was from. I can see them becoming increasingly popular here, too, after my experience.”

Crash cameras have been used by hauliers and fleet managers to cut insurance premiums and guard against bogus insurance claims.

Tristar Worldwide, a chauffeuring company based in Middlesex, saved £60,000 a year on its insurance after fitting SmartWitness cameras in its 460-strong fleet.

Matthew Burke commented “admitting liability isn’t usually a common aspect at a road collision, but that doesn’t matter when you have a camera.”

“Motorists will often try to blame the other driver even when they are at fault, and if there are no witness to the accident you never end up with a satisfactory solution.

“It’s why more motorists are investing in vehicle cameras – it removes all the worry and doubt in the event of an accident.

“Insurance is so expensive and even minor claims can add thousands to motorists’ premiums.”

 

Driver Recorder for Truck, Bus, Van Or Car

In Cab Driver Recorder

Driver Dash Cam

February 3rd, 2014 Comments off

JM Carpentry in Nottinghamshire installed Dash Cams to all vans following a trial by the owner.

Dash Cams provides invaluable evidence when defending staged accidents or incidents involving third parties and significantly reduces the amount of management time required in investigating such events.

Mr Morris sated “We looked at options of reducing costs and vehicles were sounded out as being a sector we could save money, We decided to trial a incident camera to see if vehicle damage could be reduced. We found that vehicle damage by our drivers may well be reduced as well as third party claims, these issues can be concluded quickly for blame. Also as the business owner I kept hearing about corporate manslaughter, with this concerning me I believe Dash Cams integrated correctly can help owners like myself to conform. Thanks to aide automotive for advise, support and service!”

On Board recording cameras are becoming an essential tool in vehicle incident evidence for vehicle operating companies.

Ideal for all applications such as Truck & Bus/Coach operators, Law Enforcement, Hauliers, Taxi, Private Cars and much more.

To review how a Dash Cam can help your truck, Coach or Van fleet, contact aide automotive by clicking on “Dash Cam.”