180-degree ‘Wide Eye’ camera system designed to save lives in waste and recycling

The system is said to be ideal for spotting cyclists or other vehicles coming up the side of large vehicles.

Wolverhampton-based Spillard Safety Systems has unveiled its Optronics Wide Eye Camera System, which uses a fish eye 180-degree view angle camera that will kill blind spots and increase vision dramatically for the driver.

The firm, which has already hit the national headlines for its VCAS 300 product, will be 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 – ideal for spotting cyclists or other vehicles coming up the side of large vehicles.

The new camera transmits a much wider field of vision than traditional systems, says Spillard Safety Systems.

Experts from Spillards will be in Hall 5, Stand W84-X85 at RWM to talk through the technology and also demonstrate a series of videos produced to highlight dangers and the benefits the technology provides in real-life working environments.

“We are seeing more and more instances of adults and young children being injured or killed by large vehicles operating on our roads,” explained Peter Spillard, Managing Director.

“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.”

He continued: “RWM is a fantastic show for us to unveil this new innovation, with more than 13,000 people attending over the three days. 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. There is definitely a need for this in the market.”

Spillard Safety Systems has evolved into one of the UK’s largest vehicle safety solution providers to the construction, quarrying mining, waste and commercial industries, with a customer base ranging from global conglomerates to original equipment manufacturers.

The company is hoping that its appearance at RWM will create new opportunities in the recycling and waste management sector, helping it take turnover from £3.5m to £4.5m by the middle of 2016.

In addition to its new 180-degree camera system it will be showcasing Optronics 360 degrees, said to be the world’s first aftermarket surround view camera system offering the operator a bird’s eye real-time view of the vehicle and its surroundings.

There will also be the firm’s new Commercial Vehicle Board on display, demonstrating the All Round Control System, an integrated solution to managing different safety solutions all in one manageable control box.

Peter concluded: “We have been talking to firms that operate in this sector and there is a renewed focus on investing in new solutions that will improve visibility and prevent any future accidents taking place.