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Driver assistance system

07 March 2016

Global industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling has launched a driver assistance system to support the safe operation of forklift trucks both in and outside the warehouse. 

Linde’s ‘SpeedAssist’ system helps operators move more safely between the indoor and outdoor areas of logistic centres and production halls by ensuring their speed is reduced when entering the warehouse. 

The system uses modern radar technology which operates accurately regardless of weather conditions. Its response times are fully adjustable as is the difference in speed between indoors and out. The system ensures loads are transported to their destination, while helping to protect employees in the workplace. 

The system’s radar sensors cover a range between 1 and 24 m and do not require any additional infrastructure, such as sensors on the racks. This is because the radar sensor both transmits and receives its own signal, which is reflected from the ceiling. This tells the truck whether it is inside a building or not and automatically adjusts its speed accordingly. 

The response time of the Linde SpeedAssist sensors can be set to four different levels, making it adaptable to the specific conditions on site.