Reversing sensors and cameras saves lives
Reversing is a difficult manoeuvre for motorists. The risk of collision from reversing has increased from 10% to 11% according to AAMI’s crash index reports from 2015 to 2016. 11% may not seem like a great number, but relative to population that is around 23,805 incidents of dangerous reversing.
Furthermore, when it comes to reversing, small children (ages 0-14) are most at risk. According to a report published by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, of the 66 cases of fatal child collisions during 2001 to 2010 in Australia, two thirds were induced by reversing vehicles. Children’s lack of size coupled with their underdeveloped reflexes are reasons why drivers should pay more attention when reversing.
However, simply relying on concentration while reversing out of a drive-way or during parking cannot guarantee accident-less reversing. Hence, many drivers are opting to install reversing cameras or reversing sensors on their vehicles as an affordable aftermarket alternative.
Reversing cameras offers clear view of the areas behind your car; they usually connect to a built-in/integrated LCD monitor (reversing monitor) to see blind spots, which increases accuracy and safety.
Whereas, reversing sensors eliminate blind-spots by providing an audible warning when an obstacle behind your car or below window level is detected. These sensors are low cost and can be fitted easily to any vehicle without cutting or soldering.
Reversing is especially difficult for trucks. That is why reversing monitors and cameras are important for truck drivers and fleet management companies. Industry specific heavy-duty reversing devices are designed with safety in mind: they are usually water-resistant and built to withstand the harsh environments that the vehicles are intended for.
For example, the Strike 7" digital colour LCD quad monitor comes with a wide viewing angle and a high resolution, clear display. It allows you to set up your preferences for either quad picture or dual picture with a trigger wire, and then the relative cameras can be combined optionally.
Reversing cameras such as the Strike Tough 2 Reversing Camera comes with heavy-duty, water-resistant housing. Plus, it integrates night vision technology, which allows the driver to use the reversing camera anytime of the day.
Overall, the tech market’s collective effort to devise innovative and affordable aftermarket solutions for road safety shows the impact that driving has on the people around us. Aftermarket solutions to road safety is a conscious endeavour towards bettering our society and the people in it.
About Strike Group
Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.
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