General Safety Regulation: safety measures for the European Union

The European Union wants to reduce the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries to almost zero by the year 2050. To make that happen, the EU adopted the General Safety Regulation. This set of measures aims to enormously improve traffic safety for vulnerable road users in particular, such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

The European Commission anticipates that the measures from the General Safety Regulation will help save more than 25,000 lives and prevent at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038. In addition, the General Safety Regulation contributes toward the long-term objective "Vision Zero" of the EU to reduce the number of traffic victims to nearly zero by the year 2050.

Advanced driving assistance systems

According to the new law, vehicles must have advanced driving assistance systems, such as Advanced Driver Distraction Warning, Intelligent Speed Assistance and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. In addition, trucks and buses must have a Pedestrian and Cyclist Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information System and Reversing Detection System.

How can Stoneridge-Orlaco help?

Stoneridge-Orlaco is specialized in camera and monitoring systems for commercial and industrial vehicles. Our systems are developed to increase safety on the road, such as the Blind Spot Information System "SideEye" and the Reversing Detection System "RadarEye."

Blind Spot Information System SideEye

The active camera and radar detection system "SideEye" is a Blind Spot Information System. The blind spot warning system consists of a combination of radar signals, audio signals and camera images. Furthermore, a monitor overlay indicates on the 7” display that there is someone in the blind spot.

SideEye also provides visual and audible alerts for drivers as soon as other road users are detected in the truck’s detection zone on the passenger side. In addition, with the powerful speaker on the side of the vehicle, vulnerable road users are warned as soon as the vehicle turns.

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Reversing Detection System RadarEye

The active detection system "RadarEye" is a Reversing Detection System. This shock- and vibration-resistant radar system detects people and objects in areas that are not visible to operators. Short-Range Detection (SRD) sensors detect objects and people in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, actively alerting drivers via both visual and acoustic signals.

The alarm tone frequency and the visual indicators tell drivers how close the object is to the vehicle. Used in conjunction with a camera system, RadarEye allows drivers to assess the situation at a glance using the monitor. Accidents are prevented as a result, and drivers can work more safely and efficiently.

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Mandatory from 2022

From July 2022, any new vehicle type in the European Union needs to be equipped with certain mandatory safety features to protect occupants, pedestrians and cyclists. New vehicles have to have these systems in 2024.

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