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Taking a wider view on safety

Vehicle camera system

Spillard set to help waste and recycling sector save lives with 180 ‘Wide Eye’ camera concept

NEW technology designed to save lives and prevent injury was officially launched at last month’s RWM Exhibition in Birmingham.

Wolverhampton-based Spillard Safety Systems revealed their Optronics Wide Eye camera system, which uses a fish-eye 180 view angle camera to eliminate blind spots and increase vision significantly for the driver.

The firm, which has already hit the national headlines for its VCAS 300 product, is targeting recycling and waste-management companies running large fleets of vehicles and looking to improve safety on the roads for all.

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 – making it ideal for spotting cyclists or other vehicles coming up the side of large vehicles.

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

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