Side Defender®II operates intelligently
LANE CHANGE ASSIST: With Lane Change Assist, the PreView Side Defender®II will alert operators of vehicles in the side blind zones while ignoring stationary objects such as guardrails in order to reduce nuisance alerts.
URBAN VRU WARNING (0-19 mph/0-30 kph): With Urban VRU Warning, PreView Side Defender®II is designed to reduce the incidence of collisions with bicycles and motorcycles.
“Responding to global demands to protect vulnerable road users (VRU), PRECO Electronics® introduces PreView Side Defender®II, the new benchmark for side collision mitigation technology across the globe. Representing an evolution of advanced technology, Side Defender®II adds VRU awareness to PRECO’s blind spot lane change assist feature, and successfully eliminates nuisance alerts, reduces lane change accidents, and mitigates incidents in crowded urban settings.”
According to independent research, the incidence of highway and urban collisions are rising by almost 10% per year. PRECO believes that this is unacceptable and we are driven to design technology that assists heavy duty vehicle operators to mitigate these avoidable accidents.
The Side Defender®II system actively warns operators with audible and visual alerts, in order for them to take the appropriate actions to mitigate collisions. Additionally, it has the ability to integrate with telematics applications, vehicle control systems, vision systems or other sensors using industry standard communications.
As part of the Side Defender®II system, the PreView® v2 in-cab display equips operators with more intuitive audible and visual alerts while offering installers more flexibility and time savings. For retrofit applications, the new display can provide a GPS based vehicle speed message, while OEMs and bodybuilders can connect the display directly to the vehicle CAN-bus for vehicle speed information.