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Navevo announce SatNav with HGV Cyclist Alert feature

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Navevo announce SatNav with HGV Cyclist Alert feature Reply with quote

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Navevo, the specialist HGV Satnav company, is claiming a world first with the launch of a HGV Cyclist Alert feature. The alert provides drivers with an audible and visual alert when they are approaching a junction or road section, where it has been determined there are high numbers of cyclists and HGVs using data provided by Transport for London (TfL).

The on-screen warning indicates a warning zone of 50m radius along with an audible tone and is intended to serve as a reminder to drivers of the need to be observant for cyclists.

ProNav HGV Cyclist Alert is to be supplied as a standard feature on ProNav PNN420 models and will be rolled out to all ProNav systems in due course.

There have been a number of accidents where cyclists were fatally injured by HGVs and this safety initiative can only be a positive step forward in increasing awareness if the issues.

Source: www.navevo.com

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame they don't do one for cyclists warning them of high truck density. Oh, I remember, trucks are rather large and I am rather small so I won't cycle up on the inside of this one just in case he is turning left and hasn't seem me being so stupid. Doh, it's not rocket science, is it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to the company's CEO being interviewed on t.v. last night you would get the impression that this was something really special, instead of just a POI category compiled from an externally provided source.
A lot of hype over something straightforward to my mind and in any event, as M8TJT says, it is invariably the cyclist that creeps up along the inside and gets in the blind spot - its happened to me several times in the past when I was driving coaches but thankfully I spotted them in the mirror before anything happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Shame they don't do one for cyclists warning them of high truck density. Oh, I remember, trucks are rather large and I am rather small so I won't cycle up on the inside of this one just in case he is turning left and hasn't seem me being so stupid. Doh, it's not rocket science, is it?


Couldn't have put it better myself ! When are people going to start educating cyclists to ride in a safe manner and be aware of their surroundings. You won't protect every idiot, no matter how much warnings, sensors, cameras you put on a truck ..... COMMON SENSE is required !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sjbaxter wrote:
COMMON SENSE is required !!!
By the cyclists!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately in many cases yes.
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