Crossrail is the buggest engineering project in europe, estimated
to cost £14.8bn. Due for completion in 2018, it will run a total of
118KM (73miles) between west london and east london and connect 37
stations, including Heathrow airport. The project currently has over
Following a spate of accidents involving cyclists across the capital,
Crossrail have set a mandatory contractor requirement that all
HGV's working on the project are fitted with sensors and other
safety equipment to alert drivers of cyclists. Vehicles not complaint
will be turned away from Crossrail construction sites with the
contractor liable for any costs incurred. This applies to HGVs
operated directly by a contractor or on their behalf by a haulier.
Operators MUST fit:
MC Constructions Sidescan ultrasonic sensor system informs the
driver of the distance between the vehicle and any obstacles,
whether moving or stationary. The 4 sensor system is fitted to
the side of the vehicle increasing safety when turning or low
in the near side blind spot.
MC Constructions Sidescan ultrasonic sensor system includes a 3
stage audible buzzer which is fitted in the cab.
MC Constructions Left turn alarm provides a real speech warning to the
cyclist - "Caution, vehicle turning left"
MC Construction camera monitor systems can provide all round visibility
of blind spots. Side view cameras meet the requirements of EU
blind spot directive 2007/38/EC & 2003/97/EC (Class IV & V)