Picture of one of Dublin City Council's hookloader vehicles fitted with Sentinel's safety equipment

Dublin fits Sentinel safety systems

Published:  14 March, 2017

Safety camera and recording devices from Sentinel Systems have been installed on two Dublin City Council hookloader vehicles.

The devices were fitted because the council wanted to improve the safe operation of the vehicles in Dublin city centre and other congested areas where it had particular concerns over large vehicles reversing or manoeuvring in confined spaces.

The system comprises Sentinel’s side-scanning sensors and cameras, which are installed along the near-side and front-step of the vehicle. These areas are the most common blind spots for cyclists.

Sentinel’s visual and audible aids on the Bike Hotspot system alert the driver to a cyclist’s movement, encouraging them to take caution. The system can also warn the cyclist or pedestrian that the vehicle is turning left – the alert being triggered by the left-hand indicator – so they can keep at a safe distance from the vehicle and do not undertake while the vehicle is moving.

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