Introduce New Surround View camera system
If a pedestrian walks into the “blind spot” of a forklift truck, there is potential for an accident to occur. The driver may not notice the person before it is too late, or even not at all.
“Surround View” system will prevent such hazardous situations from arising in the first place.
Via the “Surround View” system, the image display is still based on live data from cameras mounted around the truck, but instead of a single overall image, the system generates a front, a rear and two lateral fields of vision.
The big advantage of this solution is that the camera views are displayed 1:1 as a split screen on the monitor at the driver’s workstation. If there is someone in the overlapping area of two cameras, they will be displayed in both fields of vision.
When driving forward, all four viewing areas are shown on the display by default. During reversing, the display changes to the rear and two lateral fields of vision. The driver therefore recognizes possible collision hazards early on. And this does not only apply to pedestrians around the forklift: Damage to goods, shelves and the forklift itself can also be avoided by the extended view.
More visibility also means higher productivity. Drivers can work more efficiently, quickly and ergonomically. For example, during storing they can see what is going on in front of the forklift arms – even if the load obstructs visibility.