Long and monotonous journeys demand the truck driver's permanent attention and concentration as they are always accompanied by a risk of exhaustion and distraction. Video-based assistance systems for heavy commercial vehicles from Bosch such as lane departure warning , road sign assist and intelligent headlight control provide relief for drivers and support safe driving.
With its multifunctional camera , Bosch has created the central technology for video-based assistance systems which is specially adapted to the requirements of heavy commercial vehicles. The camera integrates a powerful computer which processes the image signals received. Image processing means that the features of the vehicle's surroundings are perceived, classified and localized with a high degree of precision and reliability. These include objects such as pedestrians, vehicles, lane markings, light sources and road signs.
Forklift drivers often have restricted visibility when driving in complex and labyrinthic warehouses, with larger packages on the forks and a necessity to maneuver loads in high bays, while continuous operation and many mobile obstacles increase the risk of collisions. Various assistance systems are now available from Bosch to help forklift drivers to maintain good all-round visibility at all times. The view assist monitors the areas in front of, behind and to the sides of the forklift, providing a 360-degree surround view. By glancing at the display, the driver can see exactly how much space he has to maneuver.
The collision avoidance system detects static and dynamic objects in the driving range and limits the forklift speed if necessary or even activates automatic emergency braking in particularly close situations. Using the localization unction, forklifts can also be localized and tracked in warehouses or logistics depots, thereby further improving the precision of collision avoidance systems. The view assistant, collision avoidance system and localizer are based on the tried-and-tested multi-camera system already used in the passenger car segment to facilitate parking and maneuvering.
The collision warning system for urban rail systems and streetcars supports the driver in critical situations. Particularly in the case of complex traffic situations or poor visibility, it gives the driver early warning of obstacles on the tracks ahead.
The system comprising a multifunctional camera, a radar sensor and a control unit perceives the tracks and therefore any obstacles ahead of the vehicle in real time.
If the system detects a potential risk of collision, it issues a warning to the driver. If the driver fails to react or reacts too late, the collision warning system can trigger autonomous braking, thereby preventing accidents or significantly reducing their consequences. Fewer accidents also mean lower repair costs and greater availability of rail vehicles. The compact components of the collision warning system permit easy integration in existing rail vehicle fleets.
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