Spillard to improve road safety

Spillard to improve road safety

Wolverhampton safety specialist Spillard Safety Systems is aiming to save lives and prevent injury on UK roads with its latest piece of technology.

The firm is gearing up to reveal its Optronics Wide Eye Camera System, which uses a fish eye 180° view angle camera that will kill blind spots and increase vision dramatically for the driver, next week at the RWM Exhibition in Birmingham.

Fitted to the underside of wing mirrors, the new camera transmits a much wider field of vision than traditional systems and sends a high resolution picture to a dashboard monitor – ideal for spotting cyclists or other vehicles coming up the side of large vehicles.

The firm will be targeting commercial, recycling and waste management companies running large fleets of vehicles at the event, with a team of experts from Spillards offering talks explaining the new product, alongside showing a series of videos produced to highlight dangers and the benefits the technology provides in real-life working environments.

“We are seeing more and more instances of adults and young children being injured or killed by large vehicles operating on our roads,” explained Peter Spillard, managing director at Spillard.

“And more times than not this is down to blind spots where drivers can’t see or have limited vision of what is around them. The launch of the Optronics Wide Eye Camera System is one step closer to removing a lot of the dangers and will definitely help the sector reduce accidents.”

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The company is hoping that its appearance at RWM will create new opportunities in the recycling and waste management sector, helping it take turnover from £3.5m to £4.5m by the middle of 2016.

In addition to its new 180° camera system it will be showcasing Optronics 360°, the world’s first aftermarket surround view camera system offering the operator a bird's eye real-time view of the vehicle and its surroundings.

There will also be the firm’s new Commercial Vehicle Board on display, demonstrating the All Round Control System, an integrated solution to managing different safety solutions all in one manageable control box.

Peter continued: “RWM is a fantastic show for us to unveil this new innovation, with more than 13,000 people attending over the three days.

“We believe there’ll be significant interest as it has been designed in response to industry demand, is easy to fit, completely waterproof and cost effective. There is definitely a need for this in the market.

“Optronics Wide Eye is the latest technology we are bringing to market and we are very excited about the positive changes it will deliver.”


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