Electrostatic sensor technology does not rely on the interruption of a beam or wave front, but instead measures a spatially integrated effect, and therefore is better suited to detect intrusion.
eXia Belgium electrostatic sensors are characterized by their ultra-wide spatial (3D) detection field.
Electrostatic sensors are not affected by variations in illumination conditions or adverse atmospheric conditions, and are virtually maintenance-free.
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 blindside during turning manoeuvres.
Warning LEDs, mounted on the A-pillar at the codriver’s side of the vehicle, inform the driver about a possibly dangerous situation, drawing his attention intuitively alongside the vehicle.
Only alert if necessary
If there is a discernible intention to turn right – steering angle, use of turn signal – the driver is alerted intrusively about the imminent risk of a collision: LEDs flash red, and a warning sounds on the danger side.
… by design
Compared to other systems, eXia Belgium’s unique electrostatic sensor technology provides an unrivaled robustness, both mechanically and with respect to adverse weather conditions.
Active Sideguard, is perfectly adapted for the harsh operating environments of commercial vehicles.
… in day, night, sun, rain
eXia Belgium’s electrostatic sensor technology also ensures that Active Sideguard continues to operate flawlessly under poor visibility conditions such as caused by rain, snow, sun glare, and during the night, when image processing solutions fail in delivering the required safety.
Built to last
Waterproof (IP-68 compliance), not just water resistant.
Manufactured to withstand extreme vibrations and heat fluctuations.
Robust aluminum construction.
Resistant to hot water high pressure waterjet cleaning.
Active Sideguard’s sensor surface is coated with a water and dirt repellent hydrophobic coating, to guarantee full operability under all working conditions.
Ease of installation
Active Sideguard may replace conventional lateral underrun bars, minimizing installation cost and vehicle idle time.
Active Sideguard II
SideScan-b targets beverage and side-loading trucks with its unrivalled robustness and revolutionary feature to ‘see’ through the side-curtain.