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Continental to make driver cabs digital to improve safety

Technology company Continental understands that the human brain can only process so much information at once.

When it comes to the construction industry – and the operator of a construction vehicle to be exact – stress levels for should be at a minimum, if not non-existent, to maximize efficiency and safety.

That’s why Continental is developing digital solutions such as the new ProViu 360 intelligent surround view system.

This new system will make drivers’ cabs digital, thus making the operator’s life a whole lot easier.

The new ProViu 360 camera system has four 1.3-megapixel cameras covering every direction, giving the driver a bird’s eye view of his machine. Compared to its predecessor, this second generation of the camera is completely digital, enabling the system to deliver sharper and higher quality images in HD resolution to a 10 inch HD touch display.

Production of the ProViu 360 digital version as a general application for a bird’s-eye view is planned for 2020. Many other special fields of application can also be based on the ProViu 360, such as precise edge control during rolling operations.

Peter Wagner, the Continental segment manager who is responsible for small series and retrofit solutions in the construction machinery sector said: “As technical development progresses, construction machine operators are receiving more and more new information – and it’s valuable information too, because it increases efficiency and quality on the construction site.

“However, it’s the drivers who have to deal with this flood of information, and if we really want the new digital developments to lead to more efficiency and safety, then we have to make it as easy as possible for them by displaying that information in a clear and targeted way.”

The digital camera system will be one of the highlights in Continental’s bauma 2019 booth from April 8-14 in Munich (Hall C5, Booth 403).