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Why Ultrasonic Sensors


Reducing blind spots and improving driver visibility are important issues for operators of road-going vehicles. Over the past few years, safety devices such as additional mirrors or camera systems that give wider viewing angles have become commonplace and even mandatory under blind spot legislation. However, despite an increase in visibility, collisions with other vehicles, fixed objects, cyclists, workers and even pedestrians, remain high.


Brigade’s ultrasonic proximity sensors minimise both vehicle damage and collisions with pedestrians, cyclists or objects. Perfect for road-going commercial vehicles operating in confined spaces or manoeuvring at low speed. The detection system alerts the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle, whether moving or stationary. An audible and/or visual in-cab warning informs of distance whilst an optional external speaking alarm can be added to alert cyclists and pedestrians that the vehicle is turning.





Compliant with CLOCS, FORS and construction companies who require commercial vehicles to meet specific safety specifications.

Brigade’s range of ultrasonic sensor systems include; Backscan®, Frontscan®, Sidescan®, Cornerscan™ and Stepscan™.


  • Gives peace of mind to the driver
  • Greater protection to pedestrians, cyclists and workers
  • Minimises damage to vehicle, property and other objects



Sensor Display & Buzzer


Ultrasonic Sensor Display
Alerts the driver to an object within the detection area using an audible warning and distance display.

Included with every Backscan® sensor kit.

Ultrasonic Sensor Buzzer
Alerts the driver using an audible warning to an object with the detection area.

Included with every Sidescan®, Stepscan™, Cornerscan™ and Frontscan® ultrasonic sensor kit.



Ultrasonic Detection On-Screen Display


Sensor data and camera image combined.

Working in conjunction with a camera monitor system and up to two ultrasonic detection systems, the on-screen display module warns the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle by overlaying 3-stage audible and visual ultrasonic data onto the camera image on the vehicle’s monitor.


  • Integration of Brigade’s ultrasonic obstacle detection systems and camera monitor systems to improve safety
  • Ultrasonic detection warnings overlaid onto camera image on in-cab monitor
  • Reduced driver stress and distractions as all information is in one view



Backchat® Warning Alarms


External real-speech speaking alarm with side turn warning for cyclists and pedestrians. Activates when indicator is in use. Use in conjunction with Sidescan® detection system.

  • Clear spoken messages
  • Warnings for reversing, handbrake alarms
  • Bespoke messages
  • Night-time cut-out

Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection

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