Safety and convenience are of paramount importance to most drivers when they are manoeuvring their vehicles. Xvision Parking Sensors detect objects that are often unseen by the driver, such as low walls, bollards, or even pedestrians. Iced windows, condensation and even the safety design of many cars can reduce visibility, making a warning system essential.
Drivers are normally well protected by such products as seat belts, air bags, ABS brakes, crumple zones and side impact bars, etc. Unfortunately the same cannot be said whilst reversing. A recent study showed that over 37% of all insurance claims were caused whilst reversing.
Reversing accidents and scrapes cost on average of £500 to repair and even though you are insured most drivers have to pay an excess of between £250 and £1,000+ VAT and for young drivers this can be even higher. This has to be paid on every single claim. If you then add the cost of time off work, arranging hire cars and obtaining estimates etc. the total cost is far in excess of £250.
Many drivers think that because they are good drivers, they don’t need parking sensors, especially those who have yet to experience an accident. However, parking sensors have nothing to do with how bad or good a driver you are. All of us experience situations where we just cannot see. Condensation, Ice, low lying objects or even people walking across your path can be detected by the sensors, even when you can’t see them.
Parking Made Easy
Whether the result is a damaged bumper, or something more serious, there are measures you can take to help prevent the accident in the first place. Xvision Parking Sensors can be fitted to both the rear and front of your vehicle to provide all round protection. Xvision can be fitted to both brand new and older models of car or van. The optional LED Display, which is available for Xvision Rear Parking Sensors, also shows which side of the vehicle the obstruction is on and is ideal if you prefer a visual warning, have difficulty turning around, or impaired hearing.
When you engage reverse gear the system will emit one beep to confirm it is operating. There is no further sound until an object comes within range (approximately 1.6 metres at the rear and 60cm meters at the corners). At this point the unit emits a beeping sound. As you move closer to an obstruction, the sound increases in frequency, until you are within 30cms. At this point the sound becomes a constant tone. Front sensors begin warning at approximately 90cms in the centre and 60cm at the corners and also become a solid tone when you are within 30cms. (Please note that these distances will appear to be shortened if the vehicle is moving too quickly. All parking systems are designed to work at low speeds.)
Peace Of Mind
Xvision is the UK’s market leading Parking Sensor system and is approved by major manufacturers, including Ford, Jaguar and Vauxhall. All components are covered by a 3 year parts warranty when installed by an authorised Xvision Dealership or an approved Accident Repair Centre(5 years for Vauxhall vehicles). It is fitted by a network of trained technicians in the UK’s major Dealer Groups, Franchised Dealerships and Approved Accident Repair Centres (ARC), providing additional confidence and support.
Make manoeuvring your vehicle both safer and easier. Contact your local Dealership or Manufacturer Approved Accident Repair Centre now to have Xvision Parking Sensors fitted to your vehicles to help protect you, your vehicles and others.