The type of cab, ride height, and the seat occupied (right or left for dual controlled vehicles) can create blind spots for drivers.
When a driver is busy performing a task, such as garbage collection via a side-lift apparatus, they may not see obstacles or people approaching the front corners of their vehicles.
This creates an unsafe environment for both people and property, exposing people to personal injury, or even death, and equipment or the vehicle to damage.
The MAX-SAFE Corner Watch system provides both an audible alarm coupled with an active braking system to prevent these unsafe situations; helping reduce the incidence of vehicle downtime, insurance claims, personal injury, or death. The system is designed to comply with Australian Design Guidelines.
It is also part of the MAX-SAFE Safety Eco-System designed to safeguard people and property.
HOW THE MAX-SAFE CORNER WATCH WORKS
A detection unit is mounted on the front of the vehicle and a Danger Zone is programmed to set the desired detection range. This zone is typically programmed to cover a 3 metre, 110 degree arc from the front corners of the vehicle.
The MAX-SAFE Corner Watch system becomes active when a vehicle is operating in dual control mode, i.e., when the driver is operating the vehicle from the left seat, and the vehicle is travelling less than 8 km/hr.
The detection unit is engaged to actively monitor the danger zone for obstacles. If something is detected, the system is triggered causing the following to occur:
- The vehicle is stopped by applying the park brake;
- An alert is displayed on the driver’s dashboard;
- And audible alarms are sounded from the radar display.