Reversing monitoring is a system that uses cameras and displays to display the situation behind the car to the driver in real time, which can effectively improve the safety and accuracy of reversing. On rugged terrain forklifts, the reversing image can help the driver observe obstacles behind the vehicle to avoid collisions or scratches, while also improving work efficiency and saving time.
The picture shows the reversing camera system custom-installed by the Kaystar off-road rough terrain forklift factory for customers.It is a single-camera reversing camera system installed on a Landtiger35Pro four-wheel drive forklift.
The application of reversing monitoring on rough terrain forklifts can be divided into the following types:
- Single-camera reversing monitoring: This is the simplest reversing monitoring system. It only needs to install a camera at the rear of the car and then connect a display screen in the cab to display the situation behind the car in real time. The advantages of this system are easy installation and low cost, but the viewing angle is limited and cannot cover the surrounding area of the vehicle.
- Multi-camera reversing monitoring: This is a more advanced reversing monitoring system that requires the installation of multiple cameras at the front, rear, left and right of the vehicle. Then, through image processing technology, the images from multiple cameras are spliced into a panoramic image, which is displayed on a large screen. It allows the driver to see the 360-degree environment of the vehicle. The advantage of this system is that it has a wide field of view and can detect more hidden dangers, but the installation is complicated, the cost is high, and there may be errors in image stitching.
- Reversing monitoring + radar: This is a system that combines reversing monitoring and reversing radar. In addition to displaying the image behind the car, it can also measure the distance of obstacles behind the car through ultrasonic detectors and remind the driver through voice or buzzer. to brake or adjust direction in time. The advantage of this kind of system is that it can provide more information and warnings and improve the safety of reversing, but it also requires more equipment and lines, which may affect the appearance and stability of the vehicle.
Installing a reversing camera for a rough terrain forklift requires the following steps:
- Choose the right reversing camera system. Depending on your forklift model and budget, you can choose a single-camera reversing image, a multi-camera reversing image, or a reversing image + radar syste
- Install the camera. Depending on the backup camera system you choose, you will need to install the camera in an appropriate location on your vehicle. Generally speaking, cameras can be installed at the rear of the car, such as the license plate light, rear bumper, rearview mirror or roof. You need to ensure that the camera's angle of view covers the main area behind the car while being protected from dust, water mist, sunlight, etc. You can use a special bracket or glue to fix the camera, and then connect the camera's power cable and video cable to the power cable of the reversing light and the video cable of the display screen respectively.
- Install the display. Depending on the reversing camera system you choose, you will need to install the display in a suitable location inside the cab. Generally speaking, the display screen can be installed on the dashboard, center console, rearview mirror or windshield. You need to ensure that the display is positioned so that it does not interfere with your normal driving and allows you to see what is happening behind the car. You can use a special bracket or glue to fix the display, and then connect the power cable and video cable of the display to the power cable of the igniter and the video cable of the camera respectively.
- Install radar. If you choose a reversing camera + radar system, you also need to install radar at a suitable location on the vehicle. Generally speaking, the radar can be installed on the rear bumper or the bottom of the car. You need to ensure that the radar's detection range covers the main area behind the car while avoiding interference from metal, plastic, glass, etc. You can use a special bracket or glue to fix the radar, and then connect the power line and signal line of the radar to the power line of the reversing light and the signal line of the display screen respectively.
- Debugging the system. After the installation is complete, you need to debug the reversing camera system to ensure that it works properly. You can turn on the power of the vehicle, then shift into reverse gear, check whether the display screen can automatically switch to the reversing image mode, and observe whether the clarity, brightness, color and angle of the image are appropriate. If there is a radar, you can also approach the obstacle behind the car to check whether the display can show the distance of the obstacle, and listen to the voice or buzzer prompts to see if they are accurate. If there are any issues, you can adjust the position, angle, or settings of the camera, display, or radar until you're satisfied.