Continental now offers an Ultrasonic Back-Up Sensor Kit for commercial and other vehicles that can be retrofitted on existing units or incorporated as OEM equipment.
The sensor kit provides an audible alarm when the vehicle comes within 10 feet of an object and beeps faster as the driver gets closer to the obstacle, Continental said. The kit also can be customized for specific distance intervals to meet OEM specifications.
This back-up system also delivers a voice announcement of object distance at specific intervals and easily integrates with on-board camera/monitor systems, the company added. When paired with a back-up camera system, a monitor will display an overlay, revealing the active sensor(s) and the object distance from that sensor.
“Back-up sensors are an essential component of operator and workplace safety in modern vehicles,” said Jared Hall, Continental product manager. “The Continental Ultrasonic Back-Up Sensor Kit can be fitted to a wide variety of vehicles, including commercial trucks, buses, RVs, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and agricultural vehicles, as well as construction, mining, and material handling equipment.”
Continental says its Ultrasonic Back-Up Sensor Kit is easy to set up and simple to configure as a retrofit or original equipment installation. The kit includes four sensors, a central control unit, and a speaker. Cameras, and monitors are available as options.