M&S trials lorry camera system

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Marks & Spencer is trialling a 360° camera system from Brigade and technology partner, ASL Vision, to improve safety on its lorry fleet.

Backeye 360 Elite uses four ultra-wide-angle camera lenses mounted on the vehicle to capture all blind spots. Simultaneous digital images from the cameras are processed and ‘video stitched’ resulting in a real time, ‘bird’s-eye’ view delivered to the driver’s monitor. The surround view in a single image makes it easier and quicker for the driver to assess possible hazards and take corrective action if required.

“My first impression of the technology was that it must be able to help us,” said Tony Whitehouse, fleet manager at Marks & Spencer. “But, of course, the only measure of this will be if we see a significant reduction in the frequency and cost of collisions that we currently experience.”

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