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Reverse cameras assist ABI drivers

A close-up view of one of the reverse cameras fitted by Serco to assist ABI drivers when reversing.

Serco, in co-operation with its telematics partner, Ikhaya Automation, has fitted camera systems to 17 ABI trucks and trailers to assist drivers during reversing.

Serco MD Clinton Holcroft says the use of cameras as a reverse aid has become popular in Europe where trucks are often fitted with rear cameras linked to an in-cab LCD screen providing improved visibility while reversing.

“We’re following this trend in line with Serco’s drive to offer transporters leading edge technology,” he says.

The practical reverse aid improves safety for the public and reduces damage during docking while also saving time by making maneuvering easier. The system has HD quality video, can accommodate up to four cameras, has night vision and the rear mounted camera comes with a protective cover to prevent damage.

The cameras, suitable for rigid vehicles as well as horse and trailer combinations, also help to deter theft. The optional video recording system assists in assessing accountability for losses and/or damages.

Good one Serco!

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