PRECO recognizes that the safety needs of the heavy-duty vehicle industry are broad and diverse and that many vehicles are outfitted with existing safety technologies such as telematics and GPS systems, A.D.A.S (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), mobile DVRs, monitor/camera systems, and safety alarms.
With that in mind, PRECO’s engineers and software developers have created flexible solutions that allow our safety products to seamlessly integrate with these existing systems, creating unparalleled compatibility and versatility, and greatly enhancing overall safety effectiveness. With the ability to integrate with existing systems, PRECO’s customers benefit from the flexibility our technology provides.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been adopted by leading companies in the automotive and trucking industries, and in some cases have been mandated by regulatory policy. These systems increase driver safety and road safety through the use of technology such as active braking, adaptive speed control, and other vehicle control enhancements.
PRECOs products have the flexibility and adaptability to integrate with ADAS systems, providing accurate object detection to enhance the effectiveness of these systems. With intelligent radar that supports industry standard communication links like Can-bus (SAE1939), we can integrate into ADAS.
Vehicle Telematics are often used to relay important data in near-real-time from the vehicle to operational applications. Vehicle location, operating conditions, and data from ‘on-board’ systems can be relayed via Telematics. Global Positioning System (GPS) is used to provide vehicle location time stamped with the Telematics data.
PRECO Electronics recognizes the need to track operator efficiency and performance through the use of advanced Telematics systems and can integrate our object detection data into these systems. For example, data associated with near misses can be transmitted with location and time.
Camera/monitor systems are standard in both automotive and Heavy Duty industries. The automotive industry has now fully adopted object detection systems, including radar and sonar technologies. However, in Heavy Duty vehicle industries, a more robust system is required–one that can withstand temperature extremes, dirt, mud, snow, ice and rain, heavy impacts from rocks and debris, and vehicle vibration and shock.
PRECOs safety products go through exhaustive testing to ensure that our products are the most rugged and reliable on the market. Understanding that camera/monitor systems are only part of the Safety system, PRECO’s engineers have developed active systems that fully integrate with existing visual technologies.
PRECO invented, designed and patented the World’s first Backup Alarm back in 1967. We know and understand the importance of these alarms. The evolution of safety systems has spawned from this technology; from backup beepers in cars, to camera/monitor systems, to active radar that works with ‘smart’ technologies such as Telematics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
PRECOs line of safety radars can be integrated with existing alarms to provide external warnings to people in the blind zones of a vehicle, giving them the opportunity to move away from these potentially dangerous situations.