Every fatal or serious crash on our roads is a personal tragedy
The problem lies mainly in the blind spots alongside the vehicle, which render cyclists and pedestrians often invisible to the truck driver.
Urban mobility is highly complex and brings with it specific danger situations. New sensor technologies should take particular care of cyclists, the movements of which often are erratic and whose slim silhouettes can be difficult to discern in dense city traffic. Surround sensors conceptually ease this situation by detecting cyclists not only ahead of the vehicle but also alongside.
of all cycling fatalities involving trucks occur in urban areas.
European cyclists and pedestrians were killed last year in blind spot collisions with trucks.
of vulnerable road users involved in blind spot accidents are killed or seriously injured.
Mirrors, mirrors, …
and more mirrors
A long history of misunderstanding
and unrealized expectation
During complex manoeuvres, however, it is virtually impossible for a truck driver to keep at all times a correct and complete overview on the position of all road users in the vicinity of his vehicle.
A ground-breaking concept pioneers city safety with the truck industry’s broadest field-of-view sensor
Active Sideguard is the first collision avoidance system utilizing electrostatic sensing technology to help protect pedestrians and cyclists concealed in the vehicle’s lateral blindside during right turning manoeuvres.
Virtually maintenance free, Active Sideguard essentially consists of a sensor strip, mounted just behind the front wheel on the co-driver´s side of the vehicle.
Measuring the near-field interaction of an obstacle with a low-frequency electric field, eXia’s unique electrostatic sensor technology is showcasing an industry-leading ultra-wide detection field, reaching down to road level to capture obstacles of various height.
Provides a unique feature to discriminate human presence solely on the basis of material composition (unlocked feature).
Brussels, June 1-3, 2018
In cooperation with Renault Trucks Belgium & Luxembourg, eXia Belgium presents its Active Sideguard blind spot sensor system at the renewed trade fair ‘We Are Transport’ at Brussels Expo from June 1−3, 2018.
Brussels, May 17th, 2018
The Commission is proposing that from 2020 on, all new models of vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features, including pedestrian and cyclists’ detection systems for trucks and buses
Brussels, March 1st, 2018
New vehicle registered in 2017: 367.102 units/year Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles and 40.515 units/year Medium & Heavy Buses & Coaches