Hiab aims to help drivers with updated HiVision system

Camera specialist Hiab has introduced its updated HiVision system for the Multilift Ultima hooklift range, which utilises augmented reality through the use of rear-view cameras to help make loading and unloading containers easier for drivers.

HiVision uses three rear-mounted cameras positioned at different heights to give the driver a full view via augmented reality. The cameras detect the containers so the driver can choose which one to collect, and after engaging HiVision, reverse with HiVision’s guidance and pick up the container.

Nils Gjerstad, senior communications manager at Hiab, said that the primary goal of HiVision is to reduce “wear and tear on components” as it “increases the accuracy rate” of drivers who are manoeuvring containers, especially in adverse weather conditions.

This is especially advantageous for less experienced drivers and in many markets there is a skilled driver shortage. The system also provides safety warnings about any static or on-coming obstacles so the driver can stop any operation that could otherwise lead to a dangerous situation.

Ahead of HiVision’s debut at the Transport-Logistics show in Helsinki, Gjerstad, said that he’s unsure as to when the production version will be available for the UK market, but did say that production variants of past concepts have gone into production “quickly after launch”.

Suttons Tankers extends its contract with Tradebe for five years


Suttons Tankers has extended its contract with waste reclamation and recycling solutions specialist Tradebe UK for five years. The Cheshire operator will transport chemical waste to and from Tradebe sites in Heysham, Gwent and Knottingley.

“We’ve been working with Tradebe since 2015 and this agreement, which includes Syngenta, strengthens our position in the waste sector, which is a core strategy for the company.” Michael Cundy, MD, Suttons Tankers

Brendan Pope, business services director at Tradebe UK, said: “We know Suttons delivers an excellent service and we’re confident this deal will benefit all parties and provide opportunities of working together in the years ahead.”

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