Brigade Electronics has launched an indicator warning alarm to alert vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning.
The bbs-TI, which is installed on the nearside of the vehicle, will synchronise an audible warning alarm with the indicator lights when activated, alerting vulnerable road users to a vehicle’s intention to turn.
The vehicle safety system will harness Brigade’s existing White Sound broadband technology, which has been designed to enable vulnerable road users to instantly locate which direction the sound is coming from. White Sound also dissipates quickly and can only be heard in the danger zone, helping to reduce unnecessary noise disturbances.
For vehicles operating in multiple countries, White Sound alarms have the additional benefit of being universally recognisable, meaning language barriers caused by traditional speaking alarms are eliminated.
Emily Hardy, Marketing Manager of Brigade Electronics, said: “One of the leading causes of collisions between vehicles and other road users is when a vehicle is turning. Much has been developed to improve driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists in the vehicle’s nearside blind spot, but this doesn’t always help vulnerable road users – especially if they are travelling at speed and go unnoticed by the driver. The bbs-TI, which is compatible with Brigade’s side camera monitoring systems and sidescan ultrasonics, will help to protect vulnerable road users and make fleets even safer.”