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Warning system for night lights

22nd August 1996, Page 13
22nd August 1996
Page 13
Page 13, 22nd August 1996 — Warning system for night lights
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• A forward-looking range finder for commercial vehicles and buses has been launched by Lancashire-based ControLazer. Using twin lasers, the ControLaser 200 (price £650) will detect stationary and moving objects up to 150m and give a visual and audible warning.

Although the system will not work in fog, it will operate in low light and at night. Because it will detect hedges, buildings and other roadside objects, it operates best on straighter roads such as dual carriageways and motorways. It can also be programmed with the current speed limit.

The more expensive ControLaser 300 (over £300) can also be linked to the vehicle's cruise control to prevent it from travelling too close to the vehicle in front. lithe distance between the two falls below a preset amount, ControLaser can switch off the cruise control. It can also lock on to the vehicle in front, to keep a set distance from it.

Both devices have been developed ControLaser can from a milldetect objects up tary tank to 150m ahead. gunsight.