ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The PreView Sentry79 take-off and reverse blind-spot monitoring radar, released by Sensata Technologies, “sets a new standard for blind spot detection and collision avoidance in the on-road and off-road heavy vehicle industry,” according to a company statement.
The newest addition to the PreView Sentry product line, this advanced 79 GHz front- and rear-detection radar sensor is designed to enhance driver awareness and minimize the risk of blind spot-related accidents, the statement notes. The sensor has a fully configurable detection zone, with the ability to detect objects at ranges up to 131 feet. The width of the detection zone is adjustable to fit almost any vehicle type. Using high-precision radar technology, the PreView Sentry79 provides drivers with real-time, reliable information about objects in their blind spots, significantly reducing the potential for collisions during take-off and backing maneuvers.
The expansion of Sensata’s PreView Radar product line is the result of over two decades of experience working with drivers, fleets, bodybuilders and OEMs to understand and deliver on requirements and preferences for radar-based collision mitigation solutions.
Key features of the PreView Sentry79 radar sensor include:
- Advanced radar technology: The PreView Sentry79 utilizes cutting-edge radar technology to detect objects in blind spots, even in adverse weather conditions, such as rain, fog, or snow. This ensures reliable performance and accurate detection capabilities.
- Seamless integration:Designed to be easily integrated into a wide range of vehicles, the PreView Sentry79 can be installed without extensive modifications or disruptions to existing systems.
- Customizable detection area:PreView Sentry79 offers customizable asymmetrical detection width for off-center mounting location options, a detection pattern segmented into five zones, and two customizable areas of detection to create an area where detections will not be reported (ignore zones), for example, ignoring protruding tires on a wheel loader while continuing to monitor the intended detection zone.
“Sensata Technologies is dedicated to advancing safety through innovation, and the PreView Sentry®79 is a testament to our commitment,” said David Hofacker, senior marketing manager for ADAS and HVOR at Sensata Technologies. “Blind-spot collisions remain a significant concern. We believe that the PreView Sentry79 will save lives and protect property by providing drivers and operators with the critical information they need when they need it to prevent avoidable collisions and mitigate others.”
The PreView Sentry79 is suitable for commercial trucks, buses, first- and last-mile delivery vehicles, heavy-duty mining and construction equipment, and more.
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