Busworld: Mayser makes safety visible

Sensors guarantee obstacle detection at doors

Lindenberg/Ulm, 16/10/2019
From 18–23 October in Brussels, at the 25th edition of Busworld, the most well-known trade fair for the bus and coach industry, Mayser will present ultramod-ern obstacle detection sensors at Booth 131 A in Hall 1. The focus of this year’s exhibit will be on Mayser products that significantly increase the safety of bus and coach travel. International visitors to the Mayser booth can learn all about reliable drag-along detection, safety steps as surface sensors, the non-touch detection system, and sensor profiles.

First transparent demonstration of drag-along detection
When entering and exiting buses and trains there is a risk that bags or items of clothing can get caught in doors as they close, causing people to be dragged along. Drag-along detection systems from Mayser reliably prevent this danger. The highlight of this year’s trade fair is an exhibit that shows in a live demon-stration how Mayser safety edges work. It consists of a profile with LED ele-ments in a transparent window, combined with a pressure-sensitive, non-touch safety system. The purpose of the exhibit is to demonstrate to visitors how the vertical position of caught objects is determined by the safety edge. The sensi-tive sensors detect even very small objects such as backpack straps, in order to reliably protect passengers.

Protection for 30 million passengers daily According to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, more than 30 million passengers use public transport in Germany every day. The fast cycle times of buses make the entry and exit area a central danger zone. Also, in the case of articulated buses or large numbers of passengers it is not always possible for drivers to have a full view of door areas. All the more rea-son for preventing passengers from being caught or dragged along. As a result of more than 30 years of experience with safety systems, Mayser today plays a leading role in safeguarding danger areas in public transport.