THE MAX-SAFE FRONT WATCH™ SYSTEM PROVIDES CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS, HELPING MONITOR THE BLIND SPOT IN FRONT OF THEIR VEHICLE FOR OBSTACLES.

The type of cab, ride height, and the seat occupied (right or left for dual controlled vehicles) can create blind spots for the driver. In addition, when a driver is focusing on performing a task, such as bin collection in a side-lift vehicle, they can be distracted from obstacles in front of their vehicles.

This creates an unsafe environment for both people and property, exposing equipment to damage, and pedestrians to personal injury, or even death.

The MAX-SAFE Front 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, vehicles and equipment.

HOW THE MAX-SAFE FRONT WATCH WORKS

Depending on the vehicle’s application, either radar or ultra-sonic technologies may be used for detection.

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 the width of the vehicle, along with a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres in front of the vehicle.

The Front Watch system becomes active when the vehicle is operating in dual control mode i.e. the driver is operating the vehicle from the left seat, and the vehicle is travelling less than 8km/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 drivers dashboard;
  • And audible alarms are sounded from the radar display.

The MAX-SAFE Front Watch system also has a push button override switch, used to release the brakes after the system has triggered. An illuminated ring around the push button shows the state of the Front Watch system – GREEN when the system is active and RED when the system has triggered.

BENEFITS

  • Safety Aid for Driver.

  • Active Braking.