Vision Techniques delivers revolutionary radar for council vehicles

By Tim Aldred

25 Sep 2023

Vision Techniques And Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn-based Vision Techniques has provided a pioneering new safety radar for waste collection vehicles operated by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

The firm has recently launched the Banksman Auto Braking 77ghz Radar, which helped prevent accidents by offering warnings as well as automatic collision avoidance capabilities.

When the radar detects something in its view, the system will give the driver an audible and visual warning. If the driver does not react to the alarms the system will automatically apply the brakes, bringing the vehicle to a safe and controlled stop.

The radar is being added to the latest vehicles acquired by the council.

Cliff Brown, assistant transport manager at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said: "The new Banksman Auto Braking 77ghz Radar is far superior than any other systems we have had previously. As a local authority, we have a responsibility for creating a safe environment for our people to work in and making our vehicles are the safest they can be.

"The safety of road users is something we take very seriously. We have warning lightboards on our vehicles along with the VT Night Sight HD cameras on a 4 camera DVR system. Their innovations enhance our fleet safety and they always maintain excellent customer service, that's why we partner with Vision Techniques.”

Dave Smith, general manager at Vision Techniques, said: "Our partnership with Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council is long-standing, we're proud to support Cliff and his team by ensuring they have the best safety features available and helping them drastically reduce the risk of accidents."

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