Explore the Technology Behind GPS Collision Avoidance

GPS collision avoidance keeps people safe and prevents unnecessary accidents from happening, and it uses a few key pieces of technology. Your GPS antenna puts you on the map, the in-cab monitor tells you what you need to know, and enhanced communication keeps collisions from happening. Read on and explore the technology behind GPS collision avoidance.

GPS Antenna
For GPS collision avoidance to work, it needs to be easy for operators to locate vehicles. The GPS antenna is what sends out a signal, so the vehicle can be found on a map. This is the same concept as using a GPS on your phone or mobile device to get to an unfamiliar place. Every vehicle or machine that is equipped with GPS collision avoidance will send out a signal, and if you and another vehicle are too close to each other, the system will warn you.

In-Cab Monitor
There should never be any guessing involved when it comes to safety, and this is particularly true in terms of collision avoidance. You won’t just receive a warning when you come too close to another machine or vehicle—you will also be able to see yourself and others on your in-cab monitor. This gives you an idea of where other vehicles are and lets you take preemptive steps to avoid a collision. When you’re in a situation where visibility is poor and it’s difficult to get your bearings, your in-cab monitor will show you what you need to see.

Equipment Communication
Working near other heavy-duty vehicles and machinery is less dangerous when each vehicle can communicate with the others. The increased ability for different vehicles to communicate makes the operators more aware of their surroundings and better able to avoid collisions.

If you have any questions about GPS collision avoidance, feel free to call Guardvant at (520) 299-1911. Learn about our collision avoidance systems, proximity detection, and fatigue risk management systems by visiting our website.