Blind spot traffic control system

The blind spot of a vehicle is that area around the vehicle that is not visible to the driver, neither through the windows nor through the rear-view mirrors. An area inaccessible to the driver’s field of vision which varies depending on the shape, construction of the vehicle and driving position.

In trucks and other large vehicles, such as buses or construction machines, the width of the driver’s cab can prevent the driver from having a full view of what is happening, particularly on the right side and in areas directly in front and to the right of the cab, as well as along the entire right side of the vehicle. These particularly blind spots can make it difficult to detect pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and other obstacles, increasing the risk of accidents, especially during turning maneuvers or when the vehicle is moving in congested urban areas.

The European Directive 2007/38/EC and the subsequent Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 underline the importance of advanced systems for identifying the presence of vulnerable subjects, aiming to reduce the risk of collisions.