Blind Spot Radar for Trucks
Helps Drivers Change Lanes Safely. With Confidence.
Spotto™ sees where drivers can’t.
Incorporating state-of-the-art microwave Radar technology, the Spotto BSM-MW constantly monitors the area alongside the truck.
The system operates at all times and in all weather conditions, and delivers real-time visual and audible alerts to potential collisions with other vehicles, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians that may be hidden in the truck’s blind spots.
“Our drivers say they ‘feel more aware of other vehicles around the truck’ since we fitted the Spotto system.”
Geoff Carr, Fleet Manager – Jim Pearson Transport
Radar Technology. Made For Trucks.
Spotto™ helps reduce risk and prevent collisions.
The Spotto BSM-MW has been developed specifically to address the risk of collisions due to poor visibility around trucks.
Designed and engineered as a modular, retro-fit solution, the Spotto BSM-MW is compatible with all makes and model of truck. And can be deployed as a single system, on one side of the truck only, or as a dual system, protecting both sides of the truck.
Real-time Alerts Prevent Collisions
Spotto warns drivers with both visual and audible alerts
When an object is detected in the blind area, Spotto’s in-cabin warning light will illuminate and remain illuminated as long as the object remains in the target zone. If the truck’s turn signal indicator is active, the warning light flashes and Spotto issues an audible alert to warn the driver of a potential collision.
The in-cabin warning light is mounted at the truck’s A-pillar, in direct line-of-sight when checking the trucks side mirrors.
Designed and Developed in Australia
Engineered to operate in local trucking conditions
Intelligent Dual-Zone Detection Function
Incorporating the most advanced high-frequency microwave sensor technology available to the automotive industry, the Spotto Radar is fast, accurate and reliable, even in rain, fog or snow.
The system is able to detect multiple objects and simultaneously measure and monitor their speed, direction of travel and distance to the truck, up to 85m away.
Spotto’s intelligent dual-zone detection function adjusts the system’s parameters relative to the truck’s driving speed – altering the size of the target zone and objective focus.
At Speeds above 30km/h
Spotto™ focuses on moving objects only
At driving speeds above 30km/h, the BSM-MW monitors the adjacent lane, with a target zone that extends 3m from the truck and up to 12m along the side of the truck, extending forward of the bonnet.
In this mode, Spotto assists the driver during lane changing manoeuvres, by focusing its attention on moving objects only. Including all types of vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles that might be traveling in the adjacent lane.
To reduce false alerts and minimise driver distraction, Spotto will filter out stationary objects, like guardrails, barriers and parked vehicles.
At Speeds below 30km/h
Spotto™ focuses on all objects, including pedestrians.
Spotto’s Turn-Assist feature operates when the vehicle speed is below 30km/h, typically when turning at intersections, changing lanes in traffic or manoeuvering in the yard.
In this urban mode, Spotto’s target zone decreases to 1.5m from the truck and 3m wide. And will alert the driver when any object, both moving and stationary, are within the target zone – including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles that may be hidden out-of-sight alongside the truck.
Good Looks. Built Tough.
Spotto™ isn’t just intelligent.
With a die-cast aluminium back-plate and UV, water and dust proof polypropylene housing, the Spotto Radar has been engineered to be tough enough to withstand the demanding environments of Australian trucking, yet aesthetically pleasing to look good on any truck.
The system is supplied complete with a steel mounting bracket and all hardware required for installation onto any truck, whether it be onto the step, fairing or cab.