McNeilus partners with HAAS Alert for active safety on connected refuse vehicles
ClearSky telematics by McNeilus will also include digital alerting powered by Safety Cloud
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing has named HAAS Alert as its first strategic partner for its Micro Services Platform to provide active safety capabilities to telematics-equipped vehicles.
Motorists equipped with HAAS Alert's Safety Cloud will receive real-time digital alerts when approaching an equipped McNeilus waste or refuse vehicle performing a collection.
Safety Cloud alerts are delivered to motorists through in-vehicle systems and navigation applications, giving drivers clear advance warning to safely slow down and move over.
To date, Safety Cloud has delivered 1 billion digital alerts. The company's alerts have so far been led through its integration with Waze with more integrations on the way. Safety Cloud provides alerts for nearby roadway hazards reduces the risk of crashes by up to 90 percent by providing critical advance warning to drivers though the connected vehicle communication Safety Cloud platform.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.