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 multi purpose 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, reverse rotation and many mobile obstacles increase the concentration pressure and physical strain on the driver. This often leads to damage to property and in the worst case to personal injury. Assistance systems are now available from Bosch to help forklift drivers to maintain good all-round visibility at all times, thus ensuring greater efficiency and safety in the warehouse.
The sight 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. In addition, the lane of the forklift can be shown in the display image depending on the steering angle. This allows the driver to have all relevant information always available at a glance. The sight assist is 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 multi purpose 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.