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March 11, 2019 11:15 AM, EDT

Preco Enhances PreView Side Defender System

Preco exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Preco Electronics announced its PreView Side Defender II now provides radar-based blind-spot detection in addition to lane-change detection for trucks.

Side Defender II actively monitors the blind spot, detecting moving vulnerable road users while ignoring stationary objects. As part of the Side Defender system, which can be retrofitted, the new PreView in-cab display equips operators with more intuitive audible and visual alerts while offering installers more flexibility and time savings, according to the Boise, Idaho-based company.

“Global governments, cities and fleets are demanding side-collision avoidance solutions capable of reducing collisions with vulnerable road users,” Tom Loutzenheiser, Preco’s vice president of business development, said in a release. The company has offered side blind-spot monitoring and collision avoidance systems for heavy- and medium-duty trucks for 20 years. — Transport Topics