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New warning system tested on local buses

“As part of the pilot program, Shield+ has been installed on 12 buses; 10 existing 40’ transit buses and two existing 60’ articulated buses,” said a report by Liseth Guizar, Transit Safety and Training Manager. “The 40’ buses are equipped with a four sensor system, while the 60’ buses are equipped with six sensors. The sensors allow for front and side-sensing capability of pedestrians and cyclists in a complex urban environment, including turns and intersections, with outputs to the (driver) that will improve the ability to detect potential collisions with these targets in time to stop the bus. The buses are equipped with three driver alert display modules that alert the (driver), visually and audibly, when the bus is in motion and a pedestrian and/or cyclist is in a danger zone around the bus”… READ MORE